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A. Violation Of Code Defined:
1. In this section, the term "violation of this code" means:
a. Doing an act that is prohibited or made or declared unlawful, an offense or a misdemeanor by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance;
b. Failure to perform an act that is required to be performed by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance; or
c. Failure to perform an act if the failure is declared a misdemeanor or an offense or unlawful by ordinance or by rule or regulation authorized by ordinance.
2. In this section, the term "violation of this code" does not include the failure of a city officer or city employee to perform an official duty unless it is provided that failure to perform the duty is to be punished as provided in this section. (1993 Code § 1-8)
B. Penalty Specified: Except as otherwise provided, a person convicted of a violation of this code shall be punished as follows:
1. General Offenses: For all general offenses other than traffic a maximum fine not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) and costs, or imprisonment, not to exceed sixty (60) days; or both such fine and imprisonment shall be imposed.
2. Alcohol/Drug Related Offenses: For all alcohol/drug related offenses a maximum fine not to exceed eight hundred dollars ($800.00) and costs, or imprisonment, not to exceed sixty (60) days; or both such fine and imprisonment shall be imposed.
3. Violations Continuous With Respect To Time: Regarding violations of this code that are continuous with respect to time, each day the violation continues, it shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
4. Traffic Violations:
Speed 1 - 10 miles per hour over the limit
Speed 11 - 15 miles per hour over the limit
Failure to obey traffic device
Failure to signal turn
Failure to stop for sign
Failure to yield
Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
Following too closely
Expired valid/expired driver's license
(Ord. 995, 5-12-2008)
C. Statutory Provisions Applicable: No penalty, including fines and costs, shall be greater than that imposed by statute for the same offense.
D. Revocation Or Suspension Of License: The imposition of a penalty does not prevent revocation or suspension of a license, permit or franchise.
E. Equitable Relief: Violations of this code that are continuous with respect to time may be abated by injunctive or other equitable relief. The imposition of a penalty does not prevent equitable relief. (1993 Code § 1-8)