Ronald W. Nesbitt

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Oct 07

New Regulations facing our Police and Courts

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:48 AM by PattiAnn Schultz

As of the first of the year, if you get an appearance ticket you must show up in court or a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest. Many questions are swirling around as to how this new law is going to affect man hours not only in the courts but the Webster Police Department, along with additional costs to bring law breakers in to court.

As of January 1, 2020, no bail recommendation, just a simple appearance ticket. Please read this list carefully and imagine being the victim on any one of these crimes, having a police officer arrest the suspect in front of you and then must issue an appearance ticket on the spot. Yes, that means the cuffs come off and they walk away. Majority of these criminals will not even show up for court on their assigned court date either.

Source: The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York

Assault in the third degree
Aggravated vehicular assault
Aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old
Criminally negligent homicide
Aggravated vehicular homicide
Manslaughter in the second degree
Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
Coercion in the first degree
Arson in the third and fourth degree
Grand larceny in the first degree
Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds or criminal possession of a firearm
Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds
Specified felony drug offenses involving the use of children, including the use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense and criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child
Criminal solicitation in the first degree and criminal facilitation in the first degree
Money laundering in support of terrorism in the third and fourth degree
Making a terroristic threat
Patronizing a person for prostitution in a school zone
Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
Promoting a sexual performance by a child
Failure to register as a sex offender
Obstructing governmental administration in the first and second degree
Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device
Bribery in the first degree
Bribe giving for public office
Bribe receiving in the first degree
Promoting prison contraband in the first and second degree
Resisting arrest
Hindering prosecution
Tampering with a juror and tampering with physical evidence
Aggravated harassment in the first degree
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree
Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
Enterprise corruption and money laundering in the first degree
Aggravated cruelty to animals, overdriving, torturing and injuring animals
Failure to provide proper sustenance
Animal fighting

This is just a sampling of what the Webster Police Department and our two Town Justices will be facing come the first of the year.

As always, if you have any questions about your town government, please feel free to contact me during regular business hours at (585) 872-7068; or email me anytime at supervisor@ci.webster.ny.us  

Ronald W. Nesbitt

Supervisor