City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 1814 §2, 4-2-1996]
The Municipal Court shall establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court with the clerical work of traffic cases. The Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Municipal Judge may designate with the approval of the Board of Aldermen by ordinance. The Judge of the Municipal Court who hears traffic cases shall designate the specified offenses under this law or under the traffic ordinances of the City of Pleasant Valley in accordance with Supreme Court Rule No. 37.49 in respect of which payments of fines may be accepted by the Traffic Violations Bureau in satisfaction thereof, and shall specify suitable schedules the amount of such fines for first (1st), second (2nd), and subsequent offenses, provided such fines are within the limits declared by law or ordinance, and shall further specify what number of such offenses shall require appearance before the Court.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
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Any person charged with an offense for which payment of a fine may be made to the Traffic Violations Bureau shall have the option of paying such fine within the time specified in the notice of arrest at the Traffic Violations Bureau upon entering a plea of guilty and upon waiving appearance in court; or may have the option of depositing required lawful bail, and upon a plea of not guilty shall be entitled to a trial as authorized by law.
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The payment of a fine to the Bureau shall be deemed an acknowledgement of conviction of the alleged offense, and the Bureau, upon accepting the prescribed fine, shall issue a receipt to the violator acknowledging payment thereof.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
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The following duties are hereby imposed upon the Traffic Violations Bureau in reference to traffic offenses:
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It shall accept designated fines, issue receipts, and represent in court such violators as are permitted and desire to plead guilty, waive court appearance, and give power of attorney;
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It shall receive and issue receipts for cash bail from the persons who must or wish to be heard in court, enter the time of their appearance on the court docket, and notify the arresting officer and witnesses, if any, to be present.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep records and submit to the judges hearing violations of City ordinances summarized monthly reports of all notices issued and arrests made for violations of the traffic laws and ordinances in the City and of all the fines collected by the Traffic Violations Bureau or the court, and of the final disposition or present status of every case of violation of the provisions of said laws and ordinances. Such records shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the totals of each. Said records shall be public records.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall follow such procedure as may be prescribed by the traffic ordinances of the City or as may be required by any laws of this State.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XXII §1, 2-19-1968]
Every person who commits, attempts to commit, conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of any act declared herein to be unlawful, whether individually or in connection with one (1) or more other persons, or as a principal, agent, or accessory shall be guilty of such offense, and every person, who falsely, fraudulently, forcibly, or willfully induces, causes, coerces, requires, permits, or directs another person or persons to violate any provision of this Chapter is likewise guilty of such offense. Every person who knowingly and willfully gives to a Police Officer false information shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XXII §2, 2-19-1968]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article or neglecting or refusing to comply therewith shall upon conviction therefor be punished, where no other penalty is specifically provided in this Chapter, by imprisonment for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XXII §3, 2-19-1968; Ord. No. 1685 §§1 — 2, 10-18-1993; Ord. No. 2741 §1, 6-5-2006; Ord. No. 3003, 8-2-2010]
The satisfaction fines for all moving and parking violations shall be established by the Municipal Judge and a schedule thereof shall be posted in the public view in the office of the Clerk of the Court and in the Traffic Violations Bureau.
[Ord. No. 2906 §1, 2-16-2009]
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Impounded Vehicles And Personal Property. If a vehicle is impounded for any reason outlined in the Missouri Department of Revenue form MO 860-2695 (Authorization to Tow) or for the reasons enumerated in any Section of the Pleasant Valley Municipal Code, the registered owner or a person authorized by the registered owner must pay the City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, a minimum fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) prior to the release of said vehicle or other articles of personal property taken into possession by order of the Pleasant Valley Police Department. In addition and prior to a vehicle or other articles of personal property being released, the owner shall present to the releasing officer proof of ownership, insurance and a valid driver's license.
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Accident Investigation Fee. The costs incurred by the City to investigate a traffic accident are provided at no charge on any crash where at least one (1) of the participants is a Pleasant Valley resident. However, where no local citizen is involved, these costs shall be billed to the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Any insurance company insuring a person deemed to be at fault, who operates a vehicle involved in a traffic accident within City limits, shall pay a minimum twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee to the City of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, in exchange for the City's effort, time and manpower expended to investigate said accident. The City will add this fee to the total amount set forth in the accident report provided to the insurance company. In the event that the City cannot collect the accident investigation fee from an insurance company, said fee shall be paid by any non-resident deemed to be at fault who operates a vehicle involved in a traffic accident within City limits.