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Dec 6, 2022

High beams lead to DWI charge

In the first case to address the issue, a Rochester City Court Judge, has ruled that a New York State Trooper had a legal basis to make a traffic stop that led to a drunk driving arrest because the motorist did not turn off their high-beam lights for oncoming traffic.

Jun 6, 2017

Astacio jailed for missing court date related to DWI

Rochester City Court Judge Letecia Astacio has been jailed without bail after missing a court appearance related to a previous drunken driving conviction. Astacio was arrested Monday on a bench warrant issued by Judge Stephen Aronson after Astacio missed a court appearance last week. Astacio’s lawyer, Ed Fiandach, says Astacio missed the court date because […]

Jun 9, 2016

Rochester City Court Judge Maija Dixon censured by Commission on Judicial Conduct

Rochester City Court Judge Maija C. Dixon has been censured by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Dixon, who is seeking re-election in November, improperly contacted the judge in a civil case in which she was the plaintiff in 2013. Although the Commission’s counsel recommended that Dixon be removed from office, and two […]

Mar 11, 2016

Police: City Court judge laughed, cried when arrested

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was chatty, insulting, profane and uncooperative the morning of Feb. 13, when she was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to police reports. Astacio pleaded not guilty Friday at her arraignment. Because of potential conflicts of interest, Canandaigua City Court Judge Stephen Aronson is hearing the case, and the […]

Feb 15, 2016

Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio charged with DWI

ROCHESTER — A Rochester City Court judge was ticketed Saturday morning on a drunken driving charge. Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said Leticia Astacio was charged after being stopped by New York State troopers on Interstate 490. Astacio, who was elected to the judicial post in 2014, was released with an appearance ticket and ordered to […]

Feb 1, 2016

Judicial candidates lining up for state and local races

Election Day is about 11 months away, but state and local judicial candidates are already lining up for a place on the ballot. Two Democrats — Matthew Nafus and Melissa Barrett — have announced their intentions to run for Monroe County Court Judge. Nafus, a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is a former assistant […]

Jul 26, 2014

Judicial candidates prepare for primary

The ballot positions have been established in the three-way primary race for a new Rochester City Court judge seat. The positions were drawn Tuesday for the primary election scheduled for Sept. 9. William T. Gargan, who received the backing of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, will top the ballot. Fellow Democratic candidates Michael C. Lopez […]

Apr 28, 2014

Meet Rochester City Court candidates

The Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” session with democratic candidates for Rochester City Court at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester. Candidates Leticia Astacio, Michael Lopez and William Gargan have accepted an invitation to participate and will […]

Jan 9, 2014

New City Court seat to be filled in November

Candidates to fill a newly created Rochester City Court judgeship can run for the seat later this year and the winner would take office next January. Rochester is one of several New York cities — Buffalo and Syracuse are among them — that will see a new full-time position after legislation was signed recently by […]

Oct 3, 2013

Local human trafficking court opens

A human trafficking part is now operational in Rochester City Court for the eight-county Seventh Judicial District. The initiative, announced Tuesday by Judge Craig Doran, the district’s administrative judge, is part of the nation’s first statewide system of dedicated court parts designed to intervene in the lives of trafficked human beings, announced last week by […]

Jun 17, 2013

Rochester City Court — Warrant of Eviction: Rochester Housing Authority v. Ivey

Rochester City Court, Monroe County Warrant of Eviction Peaceful Enjoyment — Hostile & Aggressive Behavior Rochester Housing Authority v. Ivey NO. LT000273-13 Judge Sciortino Background: The respondent requested the court to make a determination as to whether the petitioner was entitled to terminate his tenancy and have the respondent removed as a holdover tenant. Twenty-one […]

May 29, 2013

Two Dems vie for seats on City Court bench

Caroline Morrison felt like now was the time to move forward in her career, and to continue serving the community. Rochester City Court Judge John E. “Jack” Elliott felt like now was the time to continue doing what he has been doing for the past 10 years, while also continuing to serve the community. Both […]

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