[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.010), 5-20-2004]
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.
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. 754 §1(315.020), 5-20-2004]
The following duties are hereby imposed upon the Traffic Violations Bureau in reference to traffic offenses:
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;
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. 754 §1(315.030), 5-20-2004]
The Traffic Violations Bureau shall keep records and submit to the judge 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. 754 §1(315.040), 5-20-2004]
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 or the rules of procedure set forth by the Supreme Court of this State.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.050), 5-20-2004]
The Court Clerk of the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, shall be charged with the responsibility of operating the Traffic Violations Bureau as outlined in Section 315.020 and shall have the Title of Violations Clerk.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.060), 5-20-2004]
It shall be the function of the Violations Clerk to accept appearance, waiver of trial, plea of guilty and payment of fine and costs in traffic offenses. The fines and costs for such violations can be paid to the Violations Bureau at City Hall within seven (7) working days of receipt of summons, notice of ticket or within the time designated by the Municipal Judge.
The Violations Clerk shall keep an easily accessible record of all violations of which each person has been guilty, whether such guilt was established in court or in the Traffic Violations Bureau.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.070), 5-20-2004; Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
Suitable serially numbered forms for notifying violators to appear and answer to charges of violation of the provisions of this Chapter shall be provided to the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.080), 5-20-2004]
All fines and forfeitures of bail of any person charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be paid into the City of Dardenne Prairie Treasury and deposited in the General Fund and be expendable for municipal purposes.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(315.090), 5-20-2004]
Violations may be paid at the Traffic Violations Bureau within seven (7) working days from the date of issuance without court cost. After seven (7) working days, court cost will be added to the fine, up to the court date entered on the ticket or summons. No one may appear at the Traffic Violations Bureau after the scheduled court date; they must appear in court after that date.