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Whenever in any section of this Code the doing of any act or the omission to do any act or duty is declared to be a violation thereof, and there shall be no fine or penalty declared for such violation, any person who shall be convicted or found liable of any such violation shall be fined not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00 for each such violation.
A penalty imposed for the violation of any provision of this Code may include or consist of a requirement that the defendant perform reasonable community service. Such community service may include, but shall not be limited to, the removal of litter on public property or the maintenance of public facilities. In every case brought under this Code, where community service is part of a disposition, the corporation counsel shall request that the service be performed in the same community where illegal conduct giving rise to the case occurred.
A penalty imposed for the violation of any provision of this Code may include an assessment of costs reasonably related to instituting the judicial or administrative proceeding resulting in the imposition of the penalty.
In any case that this Code specifies a mandatory fine, mandatory period of incarceration or other mandatory penalty for a code violation, any requirement of community service or assessment of costs imposed for the Code violation pursuant to this section shall be in addition to the mandatory penalty.
Whenever this Code refers to an offense, violation or conviction for purposes of establishing a penalty for a violation of this Code, the offense, violation or conviction may either be the result of an administrative hearing or a court proceeding.
(Added Coun. J. 6-27-90, p. 17764; Amend Coun. J. 6-10-96, p. 23797; Amend Coun. J. 7-10-96, p. 24987; Amend Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66566; Amend Coun. J. 6-9-99, p. 5102)