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(A) Fines and imprisonment for misdemeanors shall not be mutually exclusive. In any case where imprisonment is authorized, a fine may be levied in addition to the imprisonment or a fine may be levied as an alternative to imprisonment. Similarly, a fine may be levied in lieu of imprisonment. Whether or not the fine is to be levied as the sole penalty or as an additional or alternative penalty shall be in the discretion of the judge or jury as the case may be. If the trial is by jury, then the jury shall have the discretion. This rule shall apply in all cases where a fine is not the exclusive penalty authorized by law.
(B) Except as otherwise provided for an offense defined outside this title, a person who has been convicted of any offense other than a felony may be sentenced to pay a fine in an amount not to exceed:
(1) For a Class A misdemeanor, $500;
(2) For a Class B misdemeanor, $250; or
(3) For a violation, $250.
(C) This section does not apply to a corporation.
(KRS 534.040) (Prior Code, § 140.01)