Village of Fort Plain, NY
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Plain 6-24-1971 as Ch. 9, Art. V, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 182.
If a person charged with a traffic violation does not answer within a designated time, the Traffic Violations Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against him forthwith and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the court.
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Editor's Note: Former §§ 9-47 through 9-50, which immediately preceded this section, were deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the court 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 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, law, rule or regulation.
The court shall designate the fines to be paid for offenses which may be satisfied at the Traffic Violations Bureau, provided that such fines are within the limits established as penalties for such offenses.
The Traffic Violations Bureau 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 local legislative body.
The power of attorney shall be in the following form:
"Whereas, I have been served with a summons for a violation of
and
Whereas, it is my desire to plead guilty to such violation, I do hereby authorize the person in charge of the Village of Fort Plain Traffic Violations Bureau to appear for me and to plead guilty on my behalf and to pay the fine assessed for such violation, hereby waiving a hearing in court.
Signature of Defendant"