Village of Old Westbury, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury 1-17-1964 as Ch. 1, Art. XXXII, of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 201.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings herein indicated:
The Traffic Violation Bureau.
The Village Justice of the Village of Old Westbury.
The Village Court held and presided over by the Village Justice.
The Village Justice of the Village of Old Westbury.
The Court is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violation Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations.
The Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Court may designate.
The Bureau shall dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or felony by permitting a person charged with an offense, within the limitations herein stated, to answer at any time from the receipt of the summons and a time 48 hours prior to the returnable date thereof at the Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such plea and pay such fine in the Village Court.
Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states.
If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer, as hereinbefore prescribed, prior to or on the return date specified in the summons after the receipt of the summons by him, the Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the Court.
Any person who shall have been within the preceding 12 months guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the Court or of three or more violations other than parking violations shall not be permitted to appear or answer to a subsequent violation at the Bureau but must appear in Village Court at a time specified by the Bureau.
The Bureau shall not be authorized to deprive a person of his right to counsel or to prevent him from exercising his right to appear in Court to answer to, explain or defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
The Court shall designate the fines to be paid for the first, second and third offenses, which may be satisfied at the Bureau as hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established for penalties for such offenses.
The Bureau shall keep and maintain the records required by § 373 of the General Municipal Law and such other and further records as shall be prescribed by the Court and/or the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury.
The Bureau shall perform such additional duties as shall be prescribed by the Court and/or the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury.