New York Judiciary Law
Sec. § 799
Restrictions Upon Power to Remit

Section seven hundred and ninety-eight does not authorize a county court to remit any part of a fine exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars imposed by the supreme court upon conviction for a criminal offense; or a fine to any amount imposed by a court upon an officer or other person, for an actual contempt of court, or for disobedience to its process, or other mandate; or to remit or discharge a recognizance taken in its county for the appearance of a person in another county. In the latter case, the power of remitting or discharging the recognizance is vested in the county court of the county, in which the person is bound to appear.
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