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(A) If a person is charged with violation or code set forth by the Town Council and wants to exercise his or her right to a trial, the person shall appear before the Violations Clerk and deny the violation or enter a written denial with the Clerk.
(B) If a person:
(1) Denies an ordinance or code violation;
(2) Fails to satisfy a civil penalty assessed by the Violations Clerk after having entered an admission of violation; or
(3) Fails to deny or admit the violation.
(C) The Clerk shall report this fact to the official of the County Small Claims Court. Proceedings in the court against the person shall then be initiated for the alleged ordinance violation.
(D) An ordinance violation admitted does not constitute a judgment for the purposes of state law, and an ordinance violation costs fee may not be collected from the defendant under state law. In addition, an ordinance violation processed may not be considered for the purposes of state law when determining the percentage of ordinance violations prosecuted in certain courts.
(Prior Code, § 24.06) (Ord. 04-08, passed 11-8-2004)