§ 403.99  Traffic Code Misdemeanor Classifications and Penalties
   (a)   General Traffic Code Penalty. Whoever violates any provision of this traffic code for which no penalty otherwise is provided in the section violated is guilty of one (1) of the following:
      (1)   Except as otherwise provided in division (a)(2) or (a)(3) of this section, a minor misdemeanor;
      (2)   If, within one (1) year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one (1) predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree;
      (3)   If, within one (1) year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to two (2) or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(RC 4511.99)
   (b)   Misdemeanor Penalties. Whoever is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of this traffic code shall be imprisoned for a definite term or fined, or both, which term of imprisonment and fine shall be fixed by the court as provided in this section.
 
Misdemeanor Classification
Maximum Imprisonment Term
Maximum
Fine
1st degree
180 days
$1,000.00
2nd degree
90 days
$750.00
3rd degree
60 days
$500.00
4th degree
30 days
$250.00
Minor
None
$150.00
 
(Ord. No. 1275-15. Passed 5-16-16, eff. 5-18-16)