How should I respond to a code enforcement letter?

Question Details:

My family and I moved into a new neighborhood about 4 weeks ago. We received a letter today from the code enforcer which accused my husband of running a vehicle repair business from his garage. The next door neighbor reported that there have been 4-5 vehicles in my driveway in the evening and/or on weekends and has once heard a “grinding” noise and an air compressor. Would it be better to have an attorney draft a response to this letter? My husband and I are both professionals and these kind of accusations may jeopardize our careers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com and retain an attorney to represent you.