Brookhaven Landlord Convicted of Criminal Charges

LVT Number: #29846

The Town of Brookhaven filed criminal charges against landlord for violating the Town Code by converting a single-family home to multifamily use by alterations performed without required building permits and certificates of occupancy. In addition, no smoke detectors had been installed. The court ruled for the town and imposed sentences. Landlord appealed and lost. Among other things, landlord claimed the town violated her Fourth Amendment rights by repeated warrantless entries into the building but failed to preserve that issue for review by the appeals court.

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People v. Miao: 61 Misc.3d 148(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51742(U)(App. T. 2 Dept.; 11/29/18; Garguilo, JP, Marano, Tolbert, JJ)