It is the prosecutor (Village Attorney) who bears the burden of proving the case against each defendant by clear, convincing and satisfactory evidence.
The prosecution will produce its witnesses to testify as to the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. You or your lawyer will be permitted to cross-examine each witness. When the prosecution has completed its case, you and your witnesses will be given the opportunity to testify and will be subjected to cross-examination by the prosecution.
After all the evidence has been presented, the prosecution and the defense will be given an opportunity to summarize their respective cases to the court through brief argument. Thereafter, the Judge will determine the validity of the charges.
If the Judge finds you not guilty, you will be discharged and the citation dismissed. If you are found Guilty, the judge will impose a forfeiture, taking into consideration the seriousness of the violation and your past record. If necessary, you may have up to sixty (60) days to pay the forfeiture and costs.