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Unfortunately, they may not exist. New York State did not require birth, death, or marriage records to be kept until about 1880 (with the exception of a brief time between 1847-1849; we do have these records indexed by name on our Online Records Database.) After 1880, birth and death records may be available from the local registrar of the municipality where the event occurred. Marriage records are available from the Town Clerk where the marriage license was issued. If the location of these events is unknown, check Reclaim the Records to access an index.
For vital events before 1880, you can work with newspapers, published histories, church records, census records, and other resources to help fill in your family tree. Keep in mind that events prior to 1850 in this region of New York are poorly documented, and many times it is impossible to prove relationships or important dates. Contact us with your questions, hopefully we can help!
Church records are notoriously difficult to track down, but when you can access them, they can be a genealogical goldmine. Generally, if the church is still active, there is a chance they still hold their old sacramental records (barring destruction through disaster, which is common). Genealogists can contact the church, but keep in mind that not all records are accessible, nor can church staff necessarily do look-ups.
Some church records have been donated to local repositories like the County Historian's Office. Many registers in our archives have been indexed by name, so check for your ancestor on our Online Records Database. More coming soon!
We often refer those seeking to list their property on the National and State Register of Historic Places to the Landmark Society of Western New York, located in Rochester. Personal residences, municipal or commercial buildings, or properties owned by not-for-profit organizations may be eligible if they meet significance and integrity requirements. If the property is eligible, staff will often do site visits and work with property owners to develop the involved nomination form. While researching and documenting the property history, please contact us to see what resources we have.
Listing on the National Register does not constrain the property owner's activities and alterations, unless the property is also a designated national landmark or included in a local historic district. The benefits of listing a property include access to federal 20% tax credits and New York State grants for municipal or not-for-profit properties.
It is difficult to determine the exact year a house was built, particularly before towns had zoning and required builders to get permits. Unless the house has intrinsic significance - for example owned by a prominent individual or displaying unique architecture - then extensive research is usually necessary. This may involve searching deeds, tax records, newspapers, old maps and atlases, and various other sources.
This office may have an old photograph of your home, but generally speaking, you are more apt to find biographical information in the records here, especially if the owners were prominent citizens and stayed in the area for a significant amount of time. Starting with a map to locate your property and a lot number is a great way to start, then you can proceed with in-depth research on the land and people who owned it. Contact us for assistance!
Naturalization records c. 1821-1954 are housed at the County Historian's Office. Researchers seeking proof of a women's citizenship or naturalization of a person who arrived in the U.S. as a minor child may find themselves stuck. Here's a quick overview:
Nearly all naturalization paperwork before 1922 was completed by immigrant men. While it was not illegal for a single (spinster) or widowed immigrant women to petition a court for citizenship, there were few incentives. In New York State before 1918, no woman could vote, few held property, and there were unappealing court fees associated with citizenship proceedings. Between 1855 and 1922, married alien women would have been very unlikely to have been granted citizenship individually from a husband.
Therefore, women became citizens automatically upon the naturalization of their immigrant husbands, or upon marriage to a native-born or naturalized man. Likewise, minor children born outside the U.S. would automatically become citizens when their father was naturalized. If this did not occur before a boy was of age, he could apply for himself. It would have been assumed that a foreign-born girl would achieve citizenship through marriage. Before 1906, immigrant wives and children's names were almost never recorded in the naturalization paperwork. After 1906, the required forms became more detailed.
In 1922, all women, married, single, or widowed, could complete naturalization paperwork independently.
To read more about this subject, check out the National Archives' page on women and naturalization.
The New York State Historic Marker program was first launched in 1927-1932 by the State Education Department to inform motorists about the rich cultural heritage of the state. There were a few more initiatives over the years sponsored by the state, but no funds were set aside to maintain or replace the signs. Therefore, old signs may be replicated and/or new signs mounted along roadsides or on a private residence, but New York State will not fund the project. Permission to erect the signs must be obtained from the property owners if on private land. If the sign is placed in a public right-of-way or along a road, then requests to install the sign must be approved by the governmental authority that maintains the highway. Don’t forget to check with zoning and be sure to report a theft to the local police - occasionally these signs do resurface.
Grant funds for new signs may be obtained through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Historic Roadside Marker Program; some restrictions apply.
Yes! The County Historian's Office primarily relies on donations of historical materials to expand the collection. Donations are assessed on a case-by-case basis, considering such factors as intrinsic historical value, condition, age, rarity, and storage requirements. Contact us and we will be happy to discuss.
Monetary donations are not accepted as this office is a department of county government.
For more details about what we generally accept and the terms of donation, view the Collection Development and Management Policy. and Donation Form.
The Livingston County Historical Society is an organization founded in 1876, in part due to national interest in documenting local history for the United States' Centennial Anniversary. Its mission is to discover, preserve, and educate the community about our rich shared history. The organization continues today as a private institution and operates the Livingston County Museum, opened in 1895. The Historical Society and Museum serves as a repository mainly for artifacts related to Livingston County and their supporting archival documentation. View their website here.
The County Historian's Office is a department of Livingston County Government, and was established in 1933 with the appointment of the first County Historian, Judge Lockwood R. Doty. The mission of the Office is to collect, preserve, and interpret local history, providing access to this information to the public and presenting information through programming and exhibitions. The County Historian's Office's collections provide researchers with excellent primary source materials for scholarly and genealogical inquiry.
If you need additional time to complete the Traffic Diversion Program, please contact the court. If you fail to contact them for an extension your driving privileges could be suspended.
You may obtain a copy of your driving abstract at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
No, you may take any 6-hour defensive driving course either online or in a classroom. Our only requirement is that it is 6-hours long.
No, you may take any 6-hour defensive driving course either online or in a classroom. Our only requirement is that it is 6 hours long.
No, you must submit the Traffic Diversion Program application by mail. We are only able to accept checks or money orders for payment options.
You must contact the court in order to obtain a copy of your traffic ticket. The District Attorney's office does not have access to traffic tickets.
Yes, you are eligible. You do not need to be a U.S. Resident to be enrolled in the program. You may take a defensive driving course in your Country.
In order to obtain a copy of your traffic ticket you must contact the Town or Village Court in which the ticket was received. The District Attorney's office does not have access to traffic tickets.
Yes, you may request a reduction of your traffic ticket by mailing our office a copy of the traffic ticket, a letter requesting a reduction, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once received, your request will be reviewed and you should expect to receive a response in the mail within 7-10 business days. In the meantime, we recommend contacting the court to let them know you have sent a request to our office for a reduction by mail.
The District Attorney's office does not impose fines/surcharges. This is a duty of the court. For questions in regards to fines and surcharges, please contact the court directly.
The District Attorney's office does not have the ability to reschedule court dates. If you need an adornment, please contact the Town or Village court in which you received the ticket.
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Yes. Resumes are not accepted during the application process, but may be taken to an interview. Therefore, your application needs to be complete and should include all qualifying information.
Exam fees are accepted in the form of cash, money order, or Cashier's check. Personal checks, debit and credit cards are not accepted. Effective with the January 2020 exams, refunds will no longer be provided for a disapproved application.
A position is posted via a provisional posting when that position requires a Civil Service examination and there is not currently a valid eligible list. Any applicant who meets the qualifications of the title is welcome and encouraged to apply. The chosen candidate is then hired on a provisional basis. The next time that exam is offered the provisional employee must apply for, take, pass the exam, and be reachable on the eligible list to be eligible for appointment (i.e. continuing employment). If these conditions are not met, removal from the position is mandatory except in some limited circumstances set forth in law.
A position is posted via an informational posting when that position requires a Civil Service examination and there is currently a valid eligible list. Due to collective bargaining agreements the County is required to provide notice of the vacancy, even though we have a valid pool of candidates at the time. Therefore, only those who are currently employed by the County within that title may apply.
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Wednesday and Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm. We are closed all government holidays expect Juneteenth.
Probation supervision is an alternative to incarceration in the criminal court system. Probation is a sentence for unacceptable behavior in the family court system. A period of probation supervision influences law abiding behavior while allowing the probationer to continue to reside and function in the community.
No, probation is a county function in New York State. The Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA) provides regulatory oversight and funding to local probation departments. Parole is a portion of New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and is served in the community following a term of incarceration in state prison.
Please follow these instructions: Report Probation Non-Compliance.
You may contact the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) for a name-based check by visiting this website: OCA-CHRS
You may also request your own personal record at: New York State Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigations
There are also a multitude of private entities that will provide individual and third party background/criminal history checks.
You may qualify to have your criminal conviction sealed if the following statements apply to you:
1. I was convicted of a crime or crimes in no more than two criminal transactions in New York State or elsewhere, and no more than one of those criminal convictions includes a conviction for a felony offense. (You are telling the court that you have not been convicted in more than two criminal cases, and that no more than one of those cases was a conviction for a felony charge).
2. I do not have any open or pending criminal charges against me.
3. I am not applying to seal any of the following offenses (check your Certificate of Disposition to verify that it does not include any of the following charges):
a. Sex offense defined in article one hundred thirty of the Penal Law (PL 130.20 Sexual Misconduct; PL 130.25 Rape 3°; PL 130.30 Rape 2°; PL 130.35 Rape 1°; PL 130.40 Criminal Sexual Act 3°; PL 130.45 Criminal Sexual Act 2°; PL 130.50 Criminal Sexual Act 1°; PL 130.52 Forcible Touching; PL 130.53 Persistent Sexual Abuse; PL 130.55 Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.60 Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 130.65 Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.65-a Aggravated Sexual Abuse 4°; PL 130.66 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.67 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 130.70 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.75 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1°; PL 130.80 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 2°; PL 130.85 Female Genital Mutilation; PL 130.90 Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance; PL 130.91 Sexually Motivated Felony; PL 130.95 Predatory Sexual Assault; PL 130.96 Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child);
b. An offense defined in article two hundred sixty-three of the Penal Law (PL 263.05 Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance; PL 263.10 Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.11 Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.15 Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.16 Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.30 Facilitating a Sexual Performance by a Child with a Controlled Substance or Alcohol);
c. A felony offense defined in article one hundred twenty-five of the Penal Law (PL 125.10 Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.11 Aggravated Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.12 Vehicular Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.13 Vehicular Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.14 Aggravated Vehicular Homicide; PL 125.15 Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.20 Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.21 Aggravated Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.22 Aggravated Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.25 Murder 2°; PL 125.26 Aggravated Murder; PL 125.27 Murder 1°; PL 125.40 Abortion 2°; PL 125.45 Abortion 1°; PL 125.50 Self-Abortion 2°; PL 125.55 Self- Abortion 1°; PL 125.60 Issuing Abortion Articles);
d. A violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 of the Penal Law (CLASS B VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: PL 110/125.25 Attempted Murder 2°; PL 110/135.25 Attempted Kidnapping 1°; PL 110/150.20 Attempted Arson 1°; PL 125.20 Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.22 Aggravated Manslaughter 1°; PL 130.35 Rape 1°; PL 130.50 Criminal Sexual Act 1°; PL 130.70 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.75 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1°; PL 120.10 Assault 1°; PL 135.20 Kidnapping 2°; PL 140.30 Burglary 1°; PL 150.15 Arson 2°; PL 160.15 Robbery 1°; PL 230.34(5)(a)&(b) Sex Trafficking; PL 255.27 Incest 1°; PL 265.04 Criminal Possession of a Weapon 1°; PL 265.09 Criminal Use of a Firearm 1°; PL 265.13 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 1°; PL 120.11 Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer or a Peace Officer; PL 120.07 Gang Assault 1°; PL 215.17 Intimidating a Victim or Witness 1°; PL 490.35 Hindering Prosecution of Terrorism 1°; PL 490.40 Criminal Possession of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 2°; PL 490.47 Criminal Use of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 3°); (CLASS C VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: An attempt to commit any of the Class B violent felony offenses listed above; PL 125.11 Aggravated Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.21 Aggravated Manslaughter 2°; PL 130.67 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 120.08 Assault on a Peace Officer, Police Officer, Fireman or Emergency Medical Services Professional; PL 120.09 Assault on a Judge; PL 120.06 Gang Assault 2°; PL 121.13 Strangulation 1°; PL 140.25 Burglary 2°; PL 160.10 Robbery 2°; PL 265.03 Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2°; PL 265.08 Criminal Use of a Firearm 2°; PL 265.12 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 2°; PL 265.14 Criminal Sale of a Firearm with the Aid of a Minor; PL 265.19 Aggravated Criminal Possession of a Weapon; PL 490.15 Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism 1°; PL 490.30 Hindering Prosecution of Terrorism 2°; PL 490.37 Criminal Possession of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 3°); (CLASS D VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: An attempt to commit any of the Class C violent felony offenses listed above; PL 120.02 Reckless Assault of a Child; PL 120.05 Assault 2°; PL 120.18 Menacing a Police Officer or Peace Officer; PL 120.60 Stalking 1°; PL 121.12 Strangulation 2°; PL 130.30 Rape 2°; PL 130.45 Criminal Sexual Act 2°; PL 130.65 Sexual abuse 1°; PL 130.80 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 2°; PL 130.66 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.90 Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance; PL 135.35 (3)(a)&(b) Labor Trafficking; PL 265.02 (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (10); PL 265.11 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 3°; PL 215.16 Intimidating a Victim or Witness 2°; PL 490.10 Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism 2°; PL 490.20 Making a Terroristic Threat; PL 240.60 Falsely Reporting an Incident 1°; PL 240.62 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance 1°; PL 240.63 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance in a Sports Stadium or Arena, Mass Transportation Facility or Enclosed Shopping Mall; PL 405.18 Aggravated Unpermitted Use of Indoor Pyrotechnics 1°) (CLASS E VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: PL 110/265.02 (5), (6), (7), or (8) Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3° as a lesser included offense of that section as defined in CPL 220.20; PL 130.53 Persistent Sexual Abuse; PL 130.65-a Aggravated Sexual Abuse 4°; PL 240.55 Falsely Reporting an Incident 2°; PL 240.61 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance 2°);
e. A class A felony offense defined in the Penal Law (abbreviated on your Certificate of Disposition as “AF”);
f. A felony offense defined in article one hundred five of the Penal Law where the underlying offense is not an eligible offense (PL 105.10 Conspiracy 4°; PL 105.13 Conspiracy 3°; PL 105.15 Conspiracy 2°; or PL 105.17 Conspiracy 1°; when the crime you conspired to commit is one of the charges listed in this section);
g. An attempt to commit an offense that is not an eligible offense if the attempt is a felony (An attempt to commit a crime is displayed on your Certificate of Disposition as “Attempted” and will have the number 110 displayed before the section and subsection (e.g., Attempted Robbery 2°; PL 110-160.10) If it is a felony level offense, the charge weight will be BF, CF, DF or EF); or,
h. An offense for which registration as a sex offender is required pursuant to article six-C of the correction law (A conviction that requires you to register as a sex offender).
4. It has been over 10 years since I was sentenced for my most recent case. I did not count any jail or prison time I served after being sentenced in calculating the 10-year period (Your most recent conviction and sentence must be more than ten years ago. However, if you were in jail or prison after you were sentenced, that time does not count. For example, your last conviction was 11 years ago and you served 2 years in state prison (11 – 2 = 9), that is only 9 years and you will not qualify for sealing for another year).
Yes. For more information, please visit: US Department of Homeland Security
Yes, you may leave the United States if you are not currently under supervision. However, you must check with the Country in which you want to travel to. That County's Customs and Immigration Laws will determine if you are able to safely enter.
Yes, all US Citizens may vote in open elections. If you have served a period of straight incarceration, you may need to re-register. You can verify this information with the Livingston County Board of Elections.
If you are interested in being an intern at the Livingston County Probation Department, you will need to be present at least two full days per week and for the ENTIRE semester; even if your required hours have been completed. Upon receipt of your application and a short writing sample, they will be reviewed; if it is determined appropriate, an interview will be scheduled to gather further information from you, and a final determination will be made. You must provide a picture ID and current college identification/transcripts. In addition, if you are interested in completing compliance checks on probationers in the field, you will need to provide proof of insurance coverage through your college institution.
Livingston County Probation Department receives numerous requests for internships. Space is limited; please start your application process in the semester prior to the semester you wish to begin your internship.
Probation Employment Liaison:
The Livingston County Probation Department recognizes the importance of sustained employment for individuals under community supervision. Employment provides individuals a means to self-sufficiency and the ability to support their families, as well as the capacity to structure their time in positive ways.
Probation also understands the needs of area employers and their ability to ask questions of probation officers about work schedules and other work environment related issues.
Accordingly, the Livingston County Probation Department has designated a single point of contact or Probation Employment Liaison officer to communicate with area employers.
Please feel free to contact Probation Director, Lynne Mignemi, at (585) 243-7190 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are an area employer who has any general questions about probation conditions relating to employment, employment opportunities for individuals on probation, or if you have any other employment related questions or concerns.
On a related note, the NYS Department of Labor offers information for both job seekers and employers on some of the incentives and options available to individuals with known barriers to employment that include having a criminal history. With these links, please find fact sheets describing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Federal Bonding Program.
Contact the Livingston County Jail at (585)243-7180 or report in person to determine requirements.
You may reach your Officer via telephone at (585)243-7190 or by email.
The frequency of your reporting will be determined by your risk level and your compliance with probation conditions/directives. Expect to report weekly for at least the first four weeks after your initial reporting appointment.
If you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI, you are mandated to pay $30 per month in supervision fees for the duration of your probation sentence.
Your ability to travel will depend on your location destination/reason and your conviction. Day trips out of the county for work, medical, and other necessities is appropriate. If traveling within New York State overnight, you will need to obtain verbal permission from your Probation Officer. If you plan to travel out of state, you will require a written travel pass, which must be requested at least five (5) business days in advance of your trip.
Yes. You must report any and all contact with law enforcement to your Probation Officer.
Yes, as long as they are prescribed by a physician and taken in the prescribed dosage. You will be expected to provide regular verification of your prescriptions and may be subjected to a medication count if needed.
The term "General Conditions of Probation" means specific supervision requirements prescribed by the court as part of the probation disposition to assist the probationer in leading a law-abiding life.
When the court determines that a person is eligible for a probation sentence and the defendant agrees, the court may adjourn the sentencing for up to one year from the date of conviction by virtue of a defendant's plea or a finding of guilt and place a defendant under interim probation supervision. Please note that being placed on interim supervision does not guarantee a sentence to probation at the end of the interim period. In addition, if a defendant satisfactorily completes a term of interim probation supervision, he or she shall receive credit for the time served under the period of interim supervision toward any probation sentence that is subsequently imposed in that case. Interim supervision may be terminated prior to the end of the term and may result in a sentence to incarceration based on the individual's performance while under interim supervision.
Judges may sentence an offender directly to a term of probation or may impose a "split sentence" under which a period of incarceration at the beginning of the supervision period is a condition of the probation sentence. In any instance where a probationer is sentenced to a "split sentence" of straight incarceration, that probationer receives credit towards his/her MED (maximum expiration date) for any pre-sentence jail time served. It must be noted, any jail time on "split sentence" for a DWI/DWAI charge is served consecutively to the term of probation supervision.
A violation of probation can occur if you fail to follow your conditions or probation or you get arrested. If a VOP is filed, you may be returned to Court to face violation proceedings, to include modification of conditions, resentencing to alternative programs, or revocation of your probation sentence, which could lead to a new sentence of jail or prison.
Direct all questions about relicensing to your probation officer. Courts in some counties may not allow DWI probationers to be relicensed while on probation. If relicensing is allowed, the probation officer will explain the requirements which you must complete. These requirements usually include the successful completion of a treatment program, up-to-date payments (of all fines, fees, and restitution), no re-arrests or convictions and a minimum length of time served on your probation period. You may visit the NYS DMV for more information regarding DMV relicensing requirements after revocation.
If you are on probation for DWI you will have a condition of probation which requires abstinence from alcohol and other illegal drugs. Abstinence is required not only to prevent you from drinking and driving while on probation but also to assist you in rehabilitation. The probation officer will test you for use of alcohol and other drugs.
Online Web Reporting can be found here: https://www.cecheckin.com/client/account/signin
For instructions, please refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook you were given by your PTS Officer or assigned Probation Officer.
Your PIN can be acquired from your Assigned Probation Officer or your PTS Officer.
Or, you can refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook given to you at the time Ce Check-In was set up.
No, you must serve the entire duration of your probation sentence.
If you are at risk of losing your job, license or the right to engage in certain activities due to your conviction you need a Certificate of Relief to lawfully continue or to pursue those activities. If you have been convicted of no more than one felony and wish to have your rights restored you need a Certificate of Relief. If you have more than one felony conviction you are not eligible, unless they were handled in the same Court at the same time.
Youthful Offender is not a conviction so you do not need a Certificate.
A Certificate restores most of your rights that were lost because of a felony conviction. It does not allow you to hold public office and it does not erase the conviction. Also, a particular agency or authority can still deny you your rights based on further investigation. (ex: You will not automatically be granted a liquor license just because you have a Certificate of Relief. Also, a Certificate of Relief does not cancel or in any other way affect the automatic forfeiture of a felony DWI offender’s driver’s license.)
If you were sentenced to local time, Probation, conditional discharge, a fine or a combination of any of these, the Certificate will be issued by the Court where you were sentenced. If your Probation case was transferred, the Court to where jurisdiction was transferred will issue the Certificate. If you are sentenced to a state correctional facility a Certificate would be issued by State Board of Parole.
If you are eligible and receiving a revocable sentence, and your attorney makes a request to the Court, a Certificate will be issued at the time of sentencing. If you are on Probation, your Officer can assist you with the paperwork. If you are no longer on Probation or did not receive Probation, the paperwork is available at the Probation Department. Probation will assist you in filling it out but it will be your responsibility to submit it to the Court that sentenced you with a letter of explanation as to why you want the Certificate. The Court may request an investigation be prepared by the Probation department before making a decision whether or not to grant the Certificate.
If you were sentenced after September 1st, 2007 the jurisdiction in your case was automatically transferred to the supervising county and you should go there. Prior to that time it depends on whether or not the jurisdiction of your case was transferred. If it was transferred you would apply to the new county, if it was not transferred then you would go back to the sentencing county. Check with the last Probation department you were involved with to see which county holds jurisdiction.
The New York State Penal Law section 265.20 states a person must be in possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct to legally possess a firearm if they have been convicted of a felony or serious offense. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System(NICS) at the Federal level requires a Certificate of Good Conduct, as it is specified in the Penal Law, in order to purchase firearms. It does not specifically address the possession of previously owned firearms. They have indicated an individual must be eligible to possess both long guns and handguns without any restrictions as to purpose, place or usage. In order to be able to purchase a long gun someone must obtain both an unrestricted Certificate of Relief from Disabilities and a Certificate of Good Conduct. There has been much discussion regarding allowing people to have their rights restored through a Certificate of Relief only. However, at this time the law has not been changed and a Certificate of Good Conduct is sometimes required. Also, be advised effective 1/30/12, you may no longer use or possess black powder guns or muzzle loaders without the appropriate certificate.
If you are granted a Certificate of Relief and/or a Certificate of Good Conduct you may be considered for jury duty.
A Certificate is considered to be temporary if you are on Probation or a Conditional Discharge at the time the Certificate is issued. It automatically becomes permanent if you successfully complete Probation/Conditional Discharge. If you are on Probation and are violated the Certificate may be revoked at the discretion of the Judge. However, if you are re-sentenced to the State Department of Corrections the Certificate of Relief is automatically revoked. If you are granted a permanent Certificate it will remain in effect unless you are convicted of another felony. After another felony conviction it is automatically considered null and void.
You can apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct. This is granted by the State Board of Parole whether or not you were in state prison or on Parole. There is a waiting period since your last conviction. If the most serious crime you were convicted of was a "C", "D", or "E" felony you must wait at least three years from the date of your last conviction or release from state incarceration. If your most serious crime was a "B" or "A" felony you must wait at least five years. A misdemeanor may be considered and would require a one year waiting period. The felony waiting period is mandatory.
Article 23 of the Correctional Law deals with Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Certificates of Good Conduct. Article 23A of the Correction Law deals with licenses and employment of persons convicted of criminal offenses
Yes. When the SCRAM CAM Bracelet takes a reading every 30 minutes, a light buzzing sound can be heard, but is generally reported to be “discreet.”
You should not consume food or beverages that contain alcohol. As noted in your SCRAM Program Participant Agreement, you should also avoid using products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol. The application of small quantities of cologne or perfume in areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic.
Exercise does not impact the functions of the bracelet. For comfort, you might want to wear a sweatband or a sock just below or over the bracelet to prevent it from “bouncing” on the ankle bone. Just make sure nothing gets between the bracelet and your leg.
You can’t wear anything that comes between the skin and the bracelet. You can wear boots or leggings on top of the bracelet; however, some clients report that wearing boots can cause the bracelet to rub against their skin.
You are not allowed to submerge the bracelet in water (swimming pools, hot tubs, the bath tub). You can shower, and in fact, you need to shower in order to keep the area around the bracelet clean. You can view the SCRAM CAM Participant Video for a demonstration of the best way to clean regularly around the bracelet.
Applying a small amount of cologne or perfume to areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic. However, you should avoid using any products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol, as outlined in your Program Participant Agreement. Be aware that if the bracelet detects environmental alcohol from a product like perfume, your supervising agent may view this as an attempt to tamper with the device and you may be held accountable for violating your Program Participant Agreement.
As outlined in your Program Participant Agreement, avoid lotions with alcohol on or near the bracelet.
As outlined in your Program Participant Agreement, you should avoid using any alcohol-containing products on or around the bracelet. Many clients are exposed to hair color and other similar products without any issues. When in doubt, talk to your PO or supervising agent.
Kissing someone who has been drinking has no impact on SCRAM CAM testing or results.
During business hours: call the Probation Department at 585-243-7190 and ask to speak with your assigned Probation Officer.
For after-hours emergency issues: call 585-243-7190 for the 24/7 voicemail. Obtain the name and phone number of the on-call Probation Officer and send a text message or complete a phone call with her emergency request.
House arrest or home confinement requires individuals to remain in their home with the exception of pre-approved scheduled times out for school attendance, medical or therapy visits, work, probation, etc.
The House Arrest ankle bracelet is visually inspected during office visits for any evidence of tampering or damage. Your Probation Officer also receives notification if the device has been tampered with. Your Officer investigates all suspected tampers and reports such activity to the court after confirmation.
Yes. The House Arrest ankle bracelet is waterproof; however, we do not recommend leaving the device in water for long periods of time.
Follow the same steps for “How do I take a breath test?” above. If the device cannot take a good photo it will provide you with instructions to correct the issue. Follow the prompts on the device’s screen.
Your device may prompt you to retest if your testing photo does not meet the quality necessary to automatically match it to your enrollment photo.
Press the Mute button to silence the device. The red light above the sound button will continue to blink even if the device is silenced.
You should charge your device every day until the light above the battery icon is green. This will ensure you have enough battery life to take your required tests. Many clients make it a habit to plug in their devices when they go to bed so that they are fully charged for the next day.
Plug the device into any AC power outlet using the provided power cord.
Yes. You can take a test while the device is plugged in.
The lights indicate the level of battery charge available and whether the device is plugged in:
The best way to keep your device clean is to keep it in its case in-between tests. If you need to clean SCRAM Remote Breath, use a mild, non-alcohol based disinfectant cleaner and a soft cloth. Do not submerge the device in water. Breath tubes can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with warm water and dish soap.
WARNING: The use of an alcohol-based cleaner or disinfectant could damage the device and could be viewed by your officer as an attempt to tamper.
Yes. You can reuse breath tubes and they can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with warm water and dish soap. Contact the company or agency handling your monitoring if you need additional breath tubes.
No. The device should never be exposed to water.
Consistency is what matters. If you took your enrollment test with glasses you should wear them every time you take a test. If you did not wear glasses in your first test, then take them off every time.
Yes. You can ask your officer to set up a courtesy text message reminder to your mobile phone.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. The GPS ankle bracelet records movements 24 hours a day using a system of satellites and computers. Location information from the GPS monitoring system allows your Probation Officer to determine your whereabouts, as well as notification of entering any exclusion zones.
The GPS ankle bracelet is visually inspected during office visits for any evidence of tampering or damage. Your Probation Officer also receives notification if the device has been tampered with. Your Officer investigates all suspected tampers and reports such activity to the court after confirmation.
Yes. The SCRAM GPS ankle bracelet is waterproof; however, we do not recommend leaving the device in water for long periods of time.
The Livingston County Probation Department accepts payments for DWI/DWAI Supervision Fees, Electronic Home Monitoring Fees, Livingston County Court ordered Fines, and Restitution.
Payment must be in the form of cash (if payment is made in person), certified bank check or money order. Please do not send cash in the mail.
Payments may be sent to: Livingston County Probation Department, 6 Court St, Room 101, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Payments may also be made online at: https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/9473
The Livingston County Probation Department accepts cash, certified or bank check, money orders, or credit/debit cards.
Yes. Please visit: https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/9473
You must pay your fine to the sentencing court. If you case is a transfer, please consult with your assigned Probation Officer to confirm payment location.
Livingston County Court fines are paid at the Livingston County Probation Department. Please see the Financial Services Page for payment options.
Fees and surcharges are paid to the Livingston County Clerk: 6 Court Street -Room 201 Geneseo, NY 14454. Payments accepted: cash, check, or money order
You pay surcharges and fees directly to the sentencing court.
The Livingston County Probation Department is the collection agency for all restitution ordered. Please see the Financial Services Page for payment information.
Please call the Livingston County Probation Department at (585)243-7190 and someone can assist you in obtaining your financial obligation balances.
Once ordered to install an IID by a court, an IID shall be installed in any vehicle owned (titled, registered & insured) and/or operated within in ten business days of the conditional discharge or sentence of probation or release from incarceration. Even if you are given a stay on your driver's license suspension/revocation, an IID needs to be installed during this aforementioned timeframe if you plan to drive your vehicle.
The following vendors are qualified IID installers in the State of New York: Draeger, Consumer Safety Technology (Intoxalock), #1 A Lifesaver and Smart Start. After selecting your vendor, call to set up an account and they will schedule your initial appointment with a service provider closest to you.
There are three different IID classes: Class I, Class II and Class III-all of which are accepted by the Livingston County Probation Department.
You are responsible for delivering the vehicle(s) equipped with the IID to the installer for the inspection and calibration checks as required by the installer.
If you plan to install an IID in a vehicle that you do not own, written and notarized permission for the ignition interlock installation must be completed by the vehicle's titled owner.
You must submit Financial Disclosure Report to the sentencing court. If the court determines you are unable to afford the fees/charges associated with the installation or maintenance of an IID, or you are able to make partial payment, your Orders and Conditions of Conditional Discharge Related to the Ignition Interlock Device must be submitted to your IID vendor to receive your reduction in payment.
You shall not request, solicit or allow other person(s) to blow into the IID, or start the motor vehicle with the device, for the purpose of providing you with an operable motor vehicle.
The Livingston County Probation Department is required to notify the sentencing court and district attorney of the following violation events:
The Livingston County Probation Department is required to notify the Court and District Attorney’s Office regarding any violation events. At that time the sentencing court may summon you to court to question you about the violation event, or choose to take no further action.
For the duration of your sentence. However, the IID restriction may be terminated prior to the end of your sentence, if the device has been installed and successfully maintained in a vehicle for at least six months. Please be advised, an individual under probation supervision that is required to install an IID has more restrictions than an individual who has been sentenced to a conditional discharge to include an IID. For example, when sentenced to a probation sentence an individual has to successfully drive with an IID for at least six months prior to being considered eligible to remove the IID.
If/when you have successfully completed your required IID period, the Livingston County Probation Department will submit a request to your sentencing court requesting removal of your IID. If the request is denied, you will be required to maintain your IID for the remainder of your sentence, at which time the Livingston County Probation Department will provide you paperwork to remove you IID. If your request is approved, the Livingston County Probation Department will provide you with the IID removal paperwork.
When it is time to remove your IID, the Livingston County Probation Department will send your IID vendor paper work authorizing the deinstallation of your IID and you will also be provided with a copy of such. To have the IID restriction removed from your license, you will need to present the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with this form prior to removing your device.
***It should be noted, if your final download is unviewable to the installer OR includes any positive alcohol readings the device should remain installed until further notice from the sentencing court and/or the Livingston County Probation Department.
If you were sentenced to a conditional discharge and you did not own or operate a vehicle throughout your conditional discharge period, you will be provided documentation at the end of your sentence which you will need to present to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to have the IID restriction removed from your license.
If you were sentenced to probation supervision and you did not own or operate a vehicle throughout your probation sentence, you will be provided documentation at the end of your sentence which you will need to present to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to have the IID restriction removed from your license. It should be noted you will not be given permission to remove your IID unless all money has been paid to the Livingston County Probation Department.
Complete the PINS Referral Form and send to the Livingston County Probation Department via email (email@example.com) or mail.
Please see our additional resources page for services available in and around Livingston County. Also, contact your child's pediatrician and/or school social workers and counselors for information.
You may reach Pre-Trial Services at (585)243-7118.
Pre-Trial Services is located within the Livingston County Probation Department:
6 Court St Rm 101
Geneseo, NY 14454
Should the Court order you to do so, you must abstain from using alcohol and all illegal substances. In addition, you must refrain from using marijuana, unless you are legally prescribed and can show proof of such. If you are prescribed a controlled substance, you must take it in the prescribed dosage, and show proof of prescription.
Online Web Reporting can be found here: https://www.cecheckin.com/client/account/signin
Or, you can refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook given to you at the time Ce Check-In was set up.
A referral has to be made by your attorney, or the District Attorney's office, which is then reviewed by the Treatment Court Team to determine if you are eligible, or have a qualifying offense.
Immediately call the Livingston County Treatment Court Resource Coordinator and your assigned Probation Officer.
Typically, eighteen months.
Weekly reporting to court and probation, sober support activities (three per week), drug and alcohol treatment, random screens, mental health (if recommended), and community service hours.
You may print, fill out, and send the Victim Impact Statement back to the Probation Department.
Please send a completed Victim Change of Address Form to Livingston County Probation Department, 6 Court Street, Room 101, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Restitution is compensation paid to a victim by the perpetrator of a criminal offense for the losses or injuries incurred as a result of the criminal offense. It must be ordered by the Court at the time of sentencing, and is considered part of the sentence. Restitution may include but is not limited to reimbursement for medical bills, counseling expenses, loss of earnings and the replacement of stolen or damaged property. Restitution is NOT for payment of damages for future losses, mental anguish or "pain and suffering".
Anyone who has been the victim of a criminal offense and has suffered injuries, economic losses or damages can seek restitution. Many times, victims who deserve restitution do not request it. This can occur because victims are not aware that they are entitled to restitution, or do not know what steps to take to go about receiving the restitution they deserve.
You should contact the DA's office and advise them of the extent of your injury, your out-of-pocket losses and the amount of damages you are requesting. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to give the police, DA and upon request, the local probation department copies of the bills and other documents showing the extent of your injuries, your out-of-pocket losses and the amount of damages you want considered by the Court! Your claim for restitution will be included in any probation investigation report (pre-sentence, pre-plea or pre-disposition report). Be sure to: 1. Keep accurate records such as original receipts of any expenses you have as a direct result of the criminal offense. 2. Give copies of these receipts to the police, DA and local probation department. 3. You need to clearly explain your need for restitution as soon as possible to the DA, the victim/witness advocate, and the probation department. Unless waived by mutual consent, plea agreements can occur within days of the actual criminal offense. If this information is not provided before sentencing, you may have to pursue reimbursement of your losses in Civil Court. 4. In most felony criminal cases, many misdemeanor criminal cases and all juvenile delinquency and persons in need of supervision (PINS) cases, a pre-sentence or predisposition investigation report is required. The local probation department will contact you about the issue of restitution as it pertains to your case.
The DA is under an obligation to petition the Court to order restitution on your behalf. When the District Attorney's (DA) office advises the Court that you have requested restitution or when the victim impact statement contained in the probation investigation report (pre-sentence, pre-plea or pre-disposition report) indicates that the victim seeks restitution, the Court must order restitution unless the interests of justice dictate otherwise. When the judge does not order restitution, the judge must clearly state his/her reasons on the record.
The amount of restitution is based on proof of your out-of-pocket losses incurred as a result of the criminal offense. The perpetrator has a right to object to the amount of restitution. The Court may hold a hearing on the issue of restitution where the Court may consider the perpetrator's ability to pay. The DA's office may contact you and ask you to testify at the restitution hearing. If you have a concern about appearing personally in Court, you should explore alternatives with the DA assigned to your case.
Minors can be ordered to pay restitution typically by the Family Court. However, restitution from juvenile delinquents is limited to $1,500 and restitution from persons in need of supervision (PINS) is limited to $1,000. Additional restitution may be pursued civilly under certain circumstances against the parent or guardian of the minor.
Yes, you have many, many rights as a crime victim. Child victims have additional rights beyond those of adult victims, and there are some specific rights afforded domestic violence victims and rape and sexual assault victims.
Law enforcement agencies and DA's shall promptly return property held for evidentiary purposes unless there is a compelling reason for retaining it relating to proof at trial. The court will assist in and expedite the return of such property.
Yes, you do have many rights to know about the status of the judicial proceedings for the person accused of committing the crime against you. You have the right, too, to know the final disposition of the case and, in certain cases, you may be entitled to know of an inmate's release from jail.
In certain cases, the DA shall consult the victim to obtain the views of the victim regarding the disposition of the criminal case. In addition, you will receive a "victim impact statement" from the Probation Department in which your version of the offense and the extent of your injury out-of-pocket and other economic losses are summarized for the court. In cases where the defendant is imprisoned, you will be notified of your right to submit a victim impact statement to the Division of Parole or to meet with a member of the Parole Board.
You have the right to be protected from threats, physical injury, or other kinds of intimidation. The police, sheriff's department, probation department or DA can offer advice regarding appropriate measures to keep you safe.
OVS provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses related to the crime. OVS funds local victim assistance programs that provide a variety of direct services to crime victims, including helping victims complete their OVS application for assistance. OVS advocates for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.
The OVS offers compensation related to: personal injury, death and loss of essential personal property. The specific expenses OVS may cover include: Medical and counseling expenses, Loss or damage of essential personal property (up to $500, including $100 for cash), Burial/funeral expenses (up to $6,000), Lost wages or lost support (up to $30,000), Transportation (necessary court appearances for prosecution or to related medical appointments), Occupational/vocational rehabilitation, Use of domestic violence shelters, Crime scene clean-up (up to $2,500), Good Samaritan property losses (up to $5,000), Moving expenses (up to $2,500)
If you are under 18, 60 or over, disabled or were injured, you may apply for benefits to repair or replace your essential personal property lost, damaged or destroyed as a direct result of a crime that was not covered by any other source. Essential means necessary for your health and welfare, like eyeglasses, cash and clothes.
Visit: Office of Victim Services Website
1. Complete the OVS application form. 2. Meet the eligibility requirements 3. Have a compensable out-of-pocket loss or have one at a later time
You can also file a civil lawsuit against your offender or a liable third party (e.g. if your landlord fails to supply sufficient lighting or other security measures) for recovery for your losses. If you decide to file a civil lawsuit, you will need to see an attorney who will explain your choices and advise you. If the crime occurred during the course of employment or arising out of employment, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The workers' compensation benefits you may be eligible to receive are: medical care, payment for lost wages, payment for permanent disability, rehabilitation or death benefits. If the crime is related to a vehicle, you may qualify for benefits under an automobile insurance policy or MVAIC. You may be eligible for compensation from other sources such as: mortgage insurance, homeowner's/renter's insurance, liability insurance, disability (private or state), veteran's benefits, social security benefits or a funeral/burial policy.
Non-parent caregivers, who are caring for children without a parent living in their home, may be eligible for Temporary Assistance. Temporary Assistance for children not living with a parent is referred to as "non-parent caregiver" or "child-only" grants, and includes Medical Assistance (MA). If the non-parent caregiver wants assistance only for the children, the non-parent caregiver’s income is not used to determine eligibility and there are no Temporary Assistance work requirements for the non-parent caregiver. Non-parent caregivers may apply for temporary assistance at their local social services office. Information on Kin Caring for Children and Benefits for Nonparent caregivers can be accessed here: Know Your Options: Kin Caring for Children; Make an Informed Choice: Kin Caring for Children; Know Your Resources: Nonparent Caregiver Benefits. The NYS Kinship Navigator program has additional resources for Non-Parent caregivers can be found at: NYS Navigator.org.
For more information please contact Social Services at (585) 243-7300.
If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. The New York State Health Department’s Adoption Registry can help and even facilitate a reunion. More information can be accessed by going to www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption.
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