Village of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massena 9-22-1969 as Ch. 75 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 280.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
The Village Board of the Village of Massena is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations in Chapter 280.
Said Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Court may designate.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
Said Traffic Violations Bureau is hereby authorized to dispose of violations of traffic regulations as prescribed in § 71-4 of this chapter.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
A person charged with an offense within the limitations herein stated is hereby permitted to answer before the prescribed appearance date at the Traffic Violations Bureau either in person or by written power of attorney in the form hereinafter prescribed, by paying a prescribed fine and, in writing, waiving a hearing in Court, pleading to the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay such a fine in 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 herein before the prescribed appearance date, the Bureau shall cause a complaint to be filed against them and a criminal summons issued for their appearance before the Court.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
The written power of attorney shall be substantially in the form herein prescribed: Date _______ I, the undersigned, for good and valuable consideration, hereby waive a hearing in Court and plead guilty to the traffic violation as charged on the reverse side hereon, and duly constitute the Clerk of the Traffic Violations Bureau, or ____________ my Attorney, and authorize him to appear in Court, enter my plea and pay my fine which is enclosed herewith.
Motor Vehicle License No.
The Court shall designate the fines to be paid for offenses which may be satisfied at the Bureau as hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
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.