DUNKIRK – The City of Dunkirk’s Attorney will take over prosecution of traffic violations.
The Dunkirk Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a new six-month pilot program.
Under the program, city attorney Richard Morrisroe will prosecute traffic violations and handle plea bargaining.
Morrisroe’s will receive 40 percent of fine income, with the city paralegal getting 10 percent of income.
Because of New York’s new discovery laws, the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office will not be prosecuting noncriminal traffic violations in city, town and village courts going forward.