§ 123.99  PENALTY.
   (A)   Except for violations of §§ 123.21, 123.22, 123.31, 123.32, 123.36, 123.38, and 123.39 any violation of Chapter 123 shall be classified as a civil offense and shall be enforced through the Code Enforcement Board as provided in §§ 32.275 et seq. or as it may be amended.  The civil penalty for violations of this section are set forth below.  Each day a violation continues shall be a separate violation of this section.
   (B)   Any pawnbroker, secondhand dealer, or secondary metals recycler who violates any of the provisions of §§ 123.04, 123.05, 123.06, 123.07, 123.08, 123.09, or 123.11 shall be fined not less than $100, nor more than $1,000.
   (C)   Any pawnbroker who violates any of the provisions of § 123.13 shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
   (D)   Any licensee who violates § 123.03 shall be fined not less than $100, nor more than $1,000.
   (E)   Any person, secondary dealer, secondary metals recycler, or mobile dealer as defined in § 123.01, who violates the provisions of § 123.21 or § 123.31 shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each offense, or imprisoned not more than 50 days, or both.  Each day such violations continue, shall constitute a separate offense.
   (F)   Any person, secondhand dealer, secondary metals recycler, or mobile dealer as defined in § 123.01, who shall neglect or refuse to comply with or violates the provisions of § 123.22 or § 123.32 shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each offense, or imprisoned not more than 50 days, or both.  Each day such person, firm, or corporation shall neglect or refuse to comply with or violate any of the provisions of that section shall constitute a separate offense.
   (G)   (1)   Any person who knowingly falsifies information on the statement required by § 123.36(A) shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be criminally fined not less than $500, or imprisoned for a period not to exceed 90 days or both;
      (2)   Any person who violates § 123.36(C) shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be criminally fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense, or imprisoned for a period not to exceed 12 months, or both.
   (H)   (1)   Any person who violates § 123.38 shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be criminally fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense, or imprisoned for a period not to exceed 12 months, or both.
      (2)   Independent of any non-felony criminal prosecution, any person violating § 123.38 shall be cited civilly. A minimum civil penalty fine of $500 or a maximum civil penalty fine of $1,500 shall be issued.
      (3)   Each catalytic converter purchased in violation of § 123.38 shall constitute a separate violation.
   (I)   (1)   Any person who violates § 123.39 shall be criminally fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense, or imprisoned for a period not to exceed 12 months, or both.
      (2)   Independent of any non-felony criminal prosecution, any person violating § 123.39 shall be cited civilly. A minimum civil penalty fine of $500 or a maximum civil penalty fine of $1,500 shall be issued.
      (3)   Each catalytic converter possessed in violation of § 123.39 shall constitute a separate violation.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 123.99)  (Jeff. Ord. 3-1972, adopted and effective 8-22-1972; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 76-2007, approved 5-15-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 230-2013, approved 12-16-13; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 138-2019, approved 9-24-2019; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 69-2021, approved 5-27-2021)