Duck owner's case continued so he can hire an attorney
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 23, 2010 - 1:40pm
In the other bird matter on the Batavia City Court docket this morning, Oak Street resident Ron Graziaplena appeared before Judge Robert Balbick to answer to charges that his duck pond is in violation of a variance permit.
Graziaplena is also accused of various other code violations.
After entering a not guilty plea, Graziaplena was informed that he was entitled to an attorney to represent him in the matter.
Graziaplena asked for a continuance of his case to Aug. 20 so that he get an attorney.
"I don't know who I'm going to get," Graziaplena.
He said he couldn't afford an attorney, but Balbick said that because these alleged violations are not under penal law, Balbick couldn't offer a court-appointed attorney.