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Briarcliff Manor Court: Man Continues to Drive Without License, Picks Up Multiple DWIs

A glimpse inside the headquarters of justice in Briarcliff Manor.

Here's a look at what happened during 's February 2 session. Criminal court is in session the second and fourth Wednesdays each month at 9 a.m.

Man Continues to Drive Without License, Picks Up Multiple DWIs

Jermaine Jamal Jenkins, 26, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, is charged with driving with a suspended registration and without a license in Briarcliff Manor Court.

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanzo stated Jenkins additionally faces a felony DWI charge in Ossining, where he is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving without license privileges.

This week, Jenkins' attorney entered a plea of not guilty for the Briarcliff Manor charges. He stated Jenkins previously pled guilty to another DWI charge in Irvington and is scheduled for sentencing on Monday, Feb. 14. It is expected he will begin to serve a 60-day jail sentence immediately and will be on probation for two-and-a-half years afterward.

DiCostanzo requested $5,000 bail be set in the Briarcliff case, as he said the Ossining issue proves Jenkins is not abiding by stipulations preventing him from driving without a license, and allegedly caused an accident while intoxicated.

Village Justice Fred Weinstein set bail in the amount of $500, which Jenkins posted immediately.

Jenkins attorney stated he is due back in Ossining court on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The Briarcliff matters were put over until February 23.

Assault Charge Drops to Violation

David Paljevic, 19, of Pleasantville, is charged with Assault in the Third Degree.

On Wednesday, he pled guilty to the reduced charge of Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation.

Weinstein sentenced Paljevic to pay restitution in the amount of $100 through his attorney to the victim in the case, as well as a fine of $275.

In addition, Paljevic received stay-away orders of protection for the victims in the case, as well as 75 hours of community service, to be completed through the village's .

The matter was given a control date of Aug. 10, 2011, by which time Paljevic must have completed his community service.

Note: All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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