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|Address||240 North Main St., Minoa, NY 13116|
Court is held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available on N. Main Street or in the rear of the Municipal Building.
The Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Minoa Justice Court is Peter R. Hakes , who attends our court sessions once a month.
By pleading not guilty, you exercise your right to a public trial at which the People of the State of New York, represented by the District Attorney or his assistants, must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you have committed the offense alleged in the accusatory instrument. The Court will determine, after hearing all the evidence submitted at the trial, whether or not the People have proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and will render an appropriate verdict.
By pleading guilty, you waive your right to a trial. A plea of guilty will subject you to sentencing by the Judge presiding to any legally authorized sentence. You may withdraw, with the Court's permission, your plea of guilty at any time prior to sentencing and exercise your right to a trial.
You may contact the Assistant District Attorney who is responsible for proving the charge or charges against you by mailing your written correspondence to Peter R. Hakes, c/o Minoa Justice Court, at the address shown above. You may negotiate an agreement to plead guilty to a legally authorized alternate offense, including, a lesser offense, or a less severe offense or offenses. Any proposed agreement is subject to approval by the Court. Upon a plea of guilty to the agreed-upon offense, you will be subject to sentencing, by the Judge presiding, to any sentence legally authorized to be imposed for the offense to which you plead guilty.
is responsible for prosecuting all traffic and criminal matters in Onondaga County. The Court cannot amend or modify these matters without the written recommendation from the District Attorney's Office.
Hon. Jeanette M. Zacharias
Acting Village Justice