The following is a summary of cases that appeared before the Irvington Village Justice Court on Monday.
Heyssen Hidalgo, 25, appeared in court on charges of aggravated harassment in the 2nd degree and stalking in the 3rd degree. At the request of the defendant, Hidalgos case was adjourned until June 13.
Lucan Bowen, 30, appeared in court on charges of inadequate lights and unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Bowens case was adjourned until June 13 because he was awaiting the outcome of a similar case in Ardsley and the District Attorneys office was considering reducing the charges.
Victoria Greco, 23, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance.Judge Desmond C. B. Lyons granted Greco an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD), where the charges may ultimately be dropped if Greco does not get arrested again.
Yordis Veras-Hidalgo appeared in court on charges of operating a vehicle with suspended registration and operating a vehicle with no insurance. The District Attorneys office agreed to dismiss the suspended registration charge if there was proof that the suspension was in error. Veras-Hidalgos case was adjourned until June 27.
Carlos Arevalo, 45, pleaded guilty to violating an environmental conservation law. The District Attorneys office recommended fining him $250. Arevalos lawyer requested time to file a motion on his behalf. The court set deadlines for the motion. Arevalo will appear in court again on July 18 for a decision on those motions.
Joel Guerrier, 33, appeared in court on charges of operating a vehicle with suspended registration, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and without a license. The District Attorneys office recommended probation, but Guerrier took a brief respite from the stand to speak with his attorney. Once finished, the court noted Guerrier had some open tickets that needed to be resolved and did not hand out judgement.
Claude V. Dyson, 47, did not appear in court Monday for two separate charges, one of which was bail jumping, because he was in the hospital suffering from a severe medical condition. The District Attorneys office asked for a dismissal of the bail jumping charge, and Lyons granted that dismissal. Dysons case was adjourned until July 18.
Monika A. Goodwin, 28, did not appear in court Monday for charges on operating a vehicle with a suspended license, having no inspection certificate and having an unregistered motor vehicle. Goodwins case was adjourned until June 27, with Lyons reminding Goodwins attorney that Goodwin had to be present.
Christian N. Dobson, 24, appeared in court on charges of possession of marijuana. Dobson pleaded not guilty. Lyons declined a possible ACD because Dobson also had two other charges, one still pending, for trespass and possession of stolen property on file with the District Attorneys office. Dobsons case was adjourned until June 27.
Anthony G. Francis, 23, appeared in court on charges of possession of marijuana with Dobson. Lyons granted Francis an ACD because he had no prior arrests.
William K. Guthrie-Goss, 18, appeared in court on charges of possession of marijuana. Guthrie-Goss told Lyons that he was unaware that he needed a lawyer. Lyons adjourned the case until June 27 so that he could speak to an attorney and told Guthrie-Goss to come back with a parent. ACD
Carlos Reyes-Figueroa appeared in court on charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, having an insurance violation and not having a license. Reyes provided documentation to the court that he was a temporary resident of New York and did have a valid license in the state of Washington and the District Attorneys Office reduced the charges against Reyes to operation of an unlicensed vehicle. Reyes was ordered to pay a $250 fine, plus an $85 surcharge.
Four teenagers, two aged 17 and two aged 18, appeared in court with their parents on violations of possessing alcohol while underage. Lyons informed the group that they could ask for a hearing on the matter to determine if they were guilty beyond a reasonable doubt or they could be granted an ACD after attending a MADD victim impact class, completing five hours of community service and writing a short essay on what they learned. All four chose to attend the MADD class and do community service.
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