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Court Information

                                                    

Bristol Town Court

6740 County Road 32 Canandaigua, NY  14424

 

The Honorable Frank Beretta, Esq.                  585-229-2400 XT. 5

Email:  Cberry@nycourts.gov

COURT WILL BE IN SESSION ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

2022:

Wednesday, January 19th

Wednesday, February 16th

Wednesday, March 16th

Wednesday, April 20th

Wednesday, May 18

Wednesday, June 15

Wednesday, July 20

Wednesday, August 17

Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday, December 21

Court begins at 4:00 p.m.

If you have received a ticket to appear on any date not listed above, please contact the Court Clerk via Email: Cberry@nycourts.gov. Our office hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please be advised Email is the best way to communicate with the court, as Emails are checked daily.

 

If you have received a Traffic Ticket in the Town of Bristol, please note the following options:

Your plea must be returned to the court by the date listed on the left portion of your ticket.

Plead Not Guilty: 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 prosecution, must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you have committed the offense alleged in the accusatory instrument.  At the trial you will have the right to hear, see and challenge the evidence submitted to prove your guilt, including confronting, by cross examination, the Police Officer, Peace Officer or other witnesses you testify against you.  You have the right to have witnesses testify on your behalf and you may, but you are not required to, testify on your own behalf.  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.

 

Plead Guilty as Charged: By pleading GUILTY, you waive your right to a trial, and are subject to sentencing by the presiding judge any legally authorized sentence.  You may withdraw your plea of guilty, at any time prior to sentencing and exercise your right to a trial.

 

Communication with the District Attorney’s Office Concerning an Alternate Resolution:  You may contact the Assistant District Attorney who is responsible for proving the charge or charges against you and negotiate an agreement to plead guilty to a legally authorized alternate offense, including a lesser included offense, through Email (8/3/2022 – ADA Meghan.Maslyn@ontariocountyny.gov).  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 presiding judge, to any sentence legally authorized to be imposed for the offense to which you plead guilty.  If an agree upon resolution is reached, you will not need to appear personally in court.

 

Payment of Fines:  Payment must be made by money order, credit or debit card, or cash. The Court will work out a payment plan with defendants if necessary.

 

Court Office Hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You may come in personally during those hours or communicate with us at any time through Email (Cberry@nycourts.gov).