(Amended by Ord. No. 169,518, Eff. 4/11/94.)
(a) It is unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by this chapter.
(b) Except as provided elsewhere, any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as follows:
1. For the first offense by a fine of not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50), or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not exceeding five (5) days,
2. For a second violation within a period of one year by a fine of not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100), or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not exceeding ten (10) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and
3. For a third and each additional offense committed within one year by a fine of not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500), or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 11.00(m) of this Code, where any person in violation of Section 88.11, 88.61 or 89.35.6 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code defaces, injures, tampers with, opens or willfully breaks, destroys or impairs the usefulness of any parking meter, the fine imposed upon conviction shall be no less than $50.00 for the first offense, no less than $100.00 for the second offense and no less than $300.00 for the third and each additional offense committed within one year of the date of commission of the first offense. The first and second violation of Section 88.11, 88.61 or 89.35.6 shall be deemed an infraction. The third and subsequent violation of these sections shall be deemed a misdemeanor.