[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Laurel Hollow 11-24-64 as Ord. No. XXI of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicle and traffic regulations — See Ch. 135.
The Police Justice of the Incorporated Village of Laurel Hollow is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau for said village.
The Traffic Violations Bureau when so established shall be authorized to 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 a felony, as follows:
By permitting a person charged with an offense within the limitations hereinabove stated, to answer within a period of ten (10) days at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney in the form hereinafter set forth, by paying the fine designated by the Police Justice for such violation, and in writing, waiving a hearing in court, pleading guilty to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Traffic Violations Bureau to make such a plea and pay such a fine in court; provided, however, that any person who shall have been, within the preceding twelve (12) months, adjudged guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such number as may be designated by the Police Justice of the Village of Laurel Hollow, or of three (3) or more traffic violations other than parking violations, shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau, but shall be required to appear in court at a time to be specified by the Bureau.
Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Traffic Violations Bureau shall be deemed complete satisfaction for the violation, and the violator shall be given a receipt which so states.
Any summons charging a parking violation may be served upon the violator in person or may be affixed to the motor vehicle involved in the violation.
If, in any parking violation case where the summons was affixed to the motor vehicle and not served personally, no one answers as hereinabove provided within the time designated in the summons, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall send a letter by certified mail return receipt requested to the registered owner of such vehicle as disclosed by the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, enclosing a copy of the summons and warning the registered owner that he will be held responsible for the appearance of the offender and directing the registered owner to answer the summons in the manner hereinabove provided within a designated time which shall be not less than six (6) days from the date of mailing of said letter.
If any person served personally with a summons under this chapter, or if any registered owner of the motor vehicle involved who is served and notified as provided in Subsection B of this section, does not answer as hereinabove provided within the designated time, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and shall apply for a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the court.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall perform such other or additional duties as shall be prescribed by law, by the Police Justice or the Board of Trustees of the village.
The power of attorney referred to in this chapter shall be in the following form:
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to authorize the Traffic Violations Bureau 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.