[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury 7-1-1965 (Ch. 46, Art. V, of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 237.
The Police Court of the village is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist such court in the disposition of the offenses in relation to traffic violations. Such court is further authorized to designate the person or persons to be in charge of such Bureau and to designate the hours which such Bureau will be open.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinance, rules and regulations when such offenses shall not constitute the traffic infraction known as "speeding" or a misdemeanor or felony.
Any person charged with an offense listed in § 60-2 of this chapter may answer at the Traffic Violations Bureau within 15 days, either in person or by written power of attorney in form as hereinafter prescribed, 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 fine in court. Acceptance of the prescribed fine and power of attorney by the Traffic Violations 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 such a traffic violation does not answer either as hereinbefore prescribed or by appearing before the court within the time specified, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and his appearance before the court. Any person who has been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum as may be designated by the court, or of three or more violations other than parking violations, shall not 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. The Traffic Violations Bureau is not 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.
The Police Court of the village is hereby authorized to designate the fines to be paid for the offenses listed in § 60-2 of this chapter, which may be satisfied at the Traffic Violations Bureau in the manner hereinbefore stated, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
The written power of attorney to be used by persons answering charges by power of attorney in the manner hereinabove prescribed is as follows: