F orty years ago, a minor traffic violation would have cost someone between $10 and $50. Today, the surcharge alone will range from $55 to $400, depending on the offense.
Despite popular belief, local judges do not decide what these fees will be.
“We have no control over it; the state adds surcharges on everything,” Granville Village and Town Judge Roger Forando said.
Along with Forando, Town Judge Ronald Daigle and Acting Village Justice Paul Manchester have kept busy with more than 1,200 [...]