Traffic Fine Overcharges Lead to Censure of Town Judge

, New York Law Journal


Though the amounts of the overcharges and undercharges to traffic violators were nominal and due to inattention to detail or lax oversight, Salina Town Court Justice Andrew Piraino nevertheless allowed "inexcusable" mistakes that reflect poorly on the judiciary, the Commission on Judicial Conduct said.

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  • Annoymous

    The Commission admits the judge had no knowledge of his mistakes, and that he was acting in good faith. This does not fit the definition of unethical misconduct. If a judge is unethical for making a good faith error, there is no need for any appellate court. Just let the Commission take over the appellate function of the court system. The independence of the judiciary is a myth. Now every judge needs to keep one eye on the Commission, and the other eye on the political winds.

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