The court will be opening in a limited capacity for Arraignments, Conferences and Trials ONLY starting on July 22, 2021.
Due to the ongoing issues with the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases that can be heard during each court session will be reduced in order to ensure that all Covid-19 safety protocols are enforced.
No one will be allowed to enter the building without wearing a mask, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled court time, you will need your ticket and/or conference letter, you will be required to sign in before entering the Court and you must wait in your car to be called by the Prosecutor after signing in. Social distancing must be maintained by all members of the public.
You should NOT enter the Courthouse if any of the following are applicable:
- If you have been diagnosed with or have been in close, recent contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 and have NOT been cleared by a medical professional to appear in public.
- If you are ill, have flu-like symptoms: cough, shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing, fever, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell or any other symptoms associated with Covid-19.
- You have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for the Covid-19 by any doctor, hospital or health agency and have NOT been cleared by a medical professional to appear in public.
If you have received a letter stating that your court case has been administratively postponed, do NOT go to court on that date and you will be scheduled for a new court date.
If you wish to pay a fine, you may pay be credit card (Visa or Mastercard) over the phone or by mail by personal check, Money Orders or Bank Certified Check. If you have any suspensions personal checks will NOT be accepted by this Court. Please do NOT go to the court to pay your fine unless you are directed to do so.
In an effort to ensure cases are adjudicated as soon as possible you still have the option for a Plea Offer by Mail. The Village Prosecutor is willing to negotiate settlements with traffic defendants over the telephone and to enter into written Plea Agreements, which shall be forwarded to the Court for review and approval by a Judge. If you do not wish to participate, you will be notified by the Court of your next court date as soon as it can be scheduled.
If you would like to take part in such a negotiation process to reach a possible disposition of your matter at this time, please contact the Village Court Clerk, Sharon Moses, either by phone at (516) 671-4664 Ex. 3, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, you must provide your ticket and contact information. The Village Prosecutor will then contact you as soon as possible to negotiate a possible settlement, subject to Court approval.
If you have any questions at all regarding court dates, postponements of a court date or if you wish to pay a fine or have any other questions, please call or email the Court Clerk.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.