From the AP Wire Top News:
QUESTIONS:A judge has sentenced a man to six months in jail for violating city zoning laws...
...told in court months ago that he faced jail time if he didn't either get permits for the 180-foot-long fence or tear it down. He did neither and was sentenced ...
1 - Does your fair community require a permit for a fence ? No
Did not mention if height was one of the violations, but it appears location of the fence was part of his troubles. My fair city code requires backyard fence heights to be 6 ft. and on/set off from the property line and out of easements.
2 - Do you think 6 months is excessive for such "crime" ? Yes