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When people are issued appearance tickets for DWI or other criminal charges in this area, the tickets refer either to Sweden Town Court, or Brockport Village Court. Both courts are located in the Village of Brockport, located on the Erie Canal on the far west edge of Monroe County, New York. The Village is directly north of LeRoy, (Genesee County, NY), and in fact was first settled when a road was built from LeRoy to Lake Ontario 200 years ago. Today the Village has 8,100 full-time residents, and it is also home to SUNY Brockport, which adds an additional 8,400 students to the population.
According to the Sweden Town Historian, Brockport was the site of the “Idaho Dog Case,” a “famous” case from 1936 in which Judge Homer Benedict put a dog on trial for drowning a man in the Erie Canal. I am quite certain that the current sitting justices would never allow the prosecution of an animal for a crime of malicious intent. Your pets are absolutely safe here.
Brockport is a great village to visit. Having the historic Erie Canal running through town is a wonderful attraction. When you combine the presence of the canal along with the College to help support the local businesses, it results in a prosperous village. There are restaurants, a movie theater, and even the rarest of local proprietors – a bookstore!
We often represent residents and college students alike on DWI charges and drug charges, many of which are linked to the DWI stops.