The public welfare officials shall see that the provisions of this article are enforced in their respective towns. Any citizen may arrest any person trading as a peddler who neglects or refuses to produce his license on demand, and shall immediately convey such person before some justice of the peace of the county. If the fact that the person so arrested has traded without a license be proved to the satisfaction of the justice, he shall convict such person of an offense against this article and on such conviction shall issue his warrant to some constable of the county, commanding such constable to levy and collect from the personal property of the offender the sum of twenty-five dollars, with the costs of the proceeding, not exceeding five dollars. The penalty collected on such warrant shall be paid by the justice to the public welfare official of the town where the offense was committed.

Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 34

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.

If it appears in said proceeding that the person arrested refused to produce his license or to disclose his name when lawfully required, no costs shall be allowed such defendant, nor shall he maintain an action for false imprisonment.