[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 7-12-1993 as L.L. No. 5-1993, effective 7-19-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 326.
The Village Justice Court in the Village of Mamaroneck is hereby authorized, pursuant to Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law, to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations. Such Bureau shall be in charge of such person or persons and shall be open at such hours as the Court may designate.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is hereby authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as "speeding" (third offense within an eighteen-month period) or an unclassified misdemeanor or a misdemeanor or a felony by permitting a person charged with an offense within the limitations herein stated to answer within a specified time at the Traffic Violations Bureau, either in person or by written power of attorney, in the form hereinafter prescribed in this chapter by paying a prescribed fine 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. 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 states the same. If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer as hereinbefore prescribed within sixty (60) days from the date of violation, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against such person forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his or her arrest and appearance before the Court. The Traffic Violations Bureau is not authorized to deprive a person of his or her right to counsel or to prevent him or her from exercising his or her right to appear in Court to answer, to explain or to defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
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.
The Traffic Violations Bureau as herein authorized 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. It shall also perform such other or additional duties and keep such other or additional records as shall be prescribed by the court and/or the Board of Trustees.
Written power of attorney shall be in substantially the following form or in such form as to carry out the provisions and intent of this chapter:
If any part or parts of this chapter are for any reason held invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.