Sorry - i mean going back to the coart or calling them asking for a fine settlement or a different procedure to get to end of job. Like trying to get a chance to talk to the clerk to ask for guidance. Likely the answer is the same - send a letter. It is unlikely that they will/can deal with the matter in a swift practical way, such that i can deal with it prior me leaving the country next friday. BTW below is the draft letter: CRIMINAL
COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK SUMMONS DIVISION XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX New york, June 21 2012 Peter xxxxxx. Dear Judge (Your Honor), Please Adjourn my case scheduled for August 28th at 9.30 am – concerning Jaywalking (summons XXXXXXXXX 8) as i have left the USA permanently as of June 29th 2012, after a stay of almost 2 Years as an International Assignee for my USA based employer. I am a Dutch citizen (see ID’s) and I will live with my Family in Prague, Czech Republic as of July 1st for my next Assignment for the same Company. I went to the Court at 346 Broadway today to pay the fine associated with this offence, as the Police Officer who issued it to me said was the procedure. However when I arrived this morning at the Court I was informed I could not pay a fine to settle for this, but that I have to send you a letter to address the situation. Please inform me of the fine you would like me to settle for the offence, which I choose not to contest. I did cross the street in the center of Broadway on an unmarked section to enter the subway station, although traffic lights for the street where Red (and White for the pedestrian to cross it) and I belief I did not create a dangerous situation nor did I do a diagonal crossing – I concur it was just unwise to cross the street on that section (which I normally never do) and regret and apologize that I did so. I will make sure that the payment for the fine will be done by me or on my behalf. Any correspondence can be addressed to my [email protected]
to close out the matter appropriately as I have no living address anymore in the USA. I have attached my new address in Prague if that would be an option or alternatively use the mail address of a friend who lives in New York, which I can provide if that would be preferred. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. And I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX any inconvenience I have caused. Next to being embarrassed to be in such a situation as this it is completely new for me, as I have never been summoned into a court anywhere for any offence I might have incurred. Its unfortunate that I’m moving so I can not deal with the issue in person as summoned, but clearly will do my utmost to comply and take responsibility for my repentance in the matter, which I hope can be resolved by mail correspondence. Your sincerely, XXXXX Attached: - The original Summon - Copy of my Dutch Driving license (I used as ID) and my Passport - Copy of my airline ticket to confirm me leaving USA and moving to Prague as of July 1st 2012. - My new Correspondence address In the Czech Republic.