Village of Patchogue, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Patchogue 3-28-1960 by Ord. No. 8.2 of the Unified Code of Ordinances of 1960 (Ch. 19 of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles and play vehicles — See Ch. 156.
Taxicabs and public conveyances — See Ch. 390.
Abandoned and junked vehicles — See Ch. 412.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 415.
For the purpose of assisting the Police Justice of the Village of Patchogue in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations, pursuant to the provisions of Article 14-B, §§ 370, 371 and 372, of the General Municipal Law, the Police Justice of the Village of Patchogue is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau.
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Police Justice of said Village may designate.
[Amended 2-8-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982[1]]
The Traffic Violations Bureau so established shall dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinances and rules and regulations affecting parking, by permitting a person charged with an offense, within the limitations herein stated, to answer within a specified time, at such Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney, in such form as may be prescribed in this chapter, by paying such fine as may be prescribed by the court, 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 a plea and pay such a fine in court.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Acceptance of such 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.
[Amended 3-28-2005 by L.L. No. 5-2005[1]]
Upon the failure of a person, or the owner of a vehicle, to whom a summons is issued to appear or answer, on or before the return date or any subsequent adjourned date, a summons or summonses charging that the person or owner has violated any of the provisions under the purview of this chapter, late penalties shall be imposed as follows:
A. 
If the summons has not been answered and the required penalty has not be paid within 30 days from the date the summons was issued, a late penalty equal to the original fine shall be added to the total fine;
B. 
If the summons shall remain unanswered and the required penalty remain unpaid within 60 days from the date the summons was issued, an additional late penalty equal to the original fine shall be added to the total fine; and
C. 
If the summons shall remain unanswered and the required penalty remain unpaid within 90 days from the date the summons was issued, an additional late penalty equal to the original fine shall be added to the total fine.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
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, shall be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau, but must appear in court at a time specified by the Bureau.
Such Traffic Violations 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.
[Amended 3-28-2005 by L. L. No. 5-2005[1]]
The fines and penalties set forth by the court may be satisfied at the Bureau as hereinbefore stated.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep a record of all violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in court or in the Bureau, and also a record of all fines collected and the disposition thereof.
[Amended 3-28-2005 by L.L. No. 5-2005]
The power of attorney referred to in § 112-3 hereof shall be in the following form:
I hereby plead guilty to the charge stated on the reverse of this ticket; waive the aid of counsel and submit payment.