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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ind. Courts - Feature on Yorktown Town Court, Patricia Zeabart

The Muncie Star-Press has a feature story today on Yorktown Town Court, Patricia Zeabart, headlined "Judge handles violations with authority, patience." Some quotes:

Zeabart presides over Yorktown Town Court in hearings every Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of people cited into court for speeding, curfew violations and breaking conservation laws appear before her. Many plead guilty and pay a fine. Others plead not guilty and have a brief trial. On any given Tuesday, as many as 40 cases are heard. * * *

Zeabart oversees a small staff in a court building near the Yorktown Town Office. In a typical year, the court will process 8,000 tickets. Of the $160 in court costs assessed, the court gets to keep only $27. The rest goes to the state.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 27, 2005 12:00 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts