Jeanne Romeu has been appointed as Court Clerk for the Village Justice Court offices. Jeanne had been Assistant Court Clerk serving under recently-retired Court Clerk Connie Fay. The Justice Court handles criminal cases, such as felonies, misdemeanors and violations. It also handles civil matters, violations of Village ordinances, Vehicle and Traffic Laws and parking violations. The average weekly court session on Wednesdays will handle well over 50 cases.
In addition to Croton’s Police Dept., the Justice Court handles arrests and violations made by several different police jurisdictions who operate within the Villageboundaries. These include the New York State Police, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police, County Police, NYS DEC Police, NYC DEP Police and NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Police.
The Court Clerk heads the Court office and is responsible for preparation for court day including creating a case file for each case. Most cases require different forms and legal documents. Each case must be followed up as well depending on its disposition. This may involve fines, commitment forms, bail, appointment of an attorney, considerable correspondence and phone calls. The Court office has two full-time and two part-time employees. The positions of Judge, Acting Judge, Prosecutor and Court Officer are all part-time.