From The Lyndhurst Municipal Court
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. Along with the warm, sunny weather and longer daylight hours, comes increased traffic and various road construction projects along the streets and highways. Please remember to be a vigilant driver. Another frequent sight during the summer months is people riding on motorcycles. Remember that helmets are required for all motorcyclists and passengers under 18, or one holding a motorcycle license bearing "novice" designation. Also safety glasses or protective eye gear is required for all riders and passengers. For those motorcyclists who desire to ride over the speed limit on I-271, in a reckless manner, they may be facing a revocation or suspension of their motorcycle endorsement!
Gates Mills is part of the Lyndhurst Municipal Court's jurisdiction and summer safety is their concern. Most recently, the Village of Gates Mills enacted legislation prohibiting bicycle riding on the "walking bridge" while the Old Mill Road Bridge is closed for restoration and repairs. Due to this safety concern, violators shall be cited and subject to a $100.00 fine if convicted. Please refer to Ordinance No. 2012-14 for further information.
Judge Bozza has been very busy with outreach programs during the past few months.
On January 29th, Judge Bozza spoke at the Lyndhurst Presbyterian Church
On February 15th, Mayfield High School's Excel TECC Public Safety Class visited the Court along with their Instructor, Robert Szabo
On March 12th and April 10th, the Court entertained visits from the Fellowship Church Home School Group
Judge Bozza was the guest speaker for D.A.R.E. Graduations:
On April 12th at Millridge Elementary School
On April 18th at St. Paschal Baylon School
On May 10th at the Lander School
Spring semester high school projects have begun. Megan, a student from Brush High School, who participates in the "Step Up" accelerated program, shadowed Judge Bozza. Megan observed a jury trial which concluded with a verdict of not guilty for a theft by deception case. Megan has shows an interest in criminal justice and the law.
The Men's "Make the Right Choice Program" was held at the Lyndhurst Community Center on February 24, 2012 and the Women's Program was on March 23rd. Future programs are scheduled for June 29th and September 14th respectively. Judge Bozza anticipates offering a "Make the Right Choice" Anti Theft program in the near future for women audiences exclusively.
The first week in February, Judge Bozza attended the Municipal Court Judges Conference held in Columbus, Ohio.
Our second courtroom in the Court Annex has been in full operation for one year. It has been a great success, in providing Judge Bozza additional time adjudicating all contested matters.
For information about Judge Bozza's Court outreach programs please contact Patti at (440) 461-6500 extension 205.