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(A) Uniform ordinance summons. Any person who fails to appear before the Court as required by an ordinance summons, without first having posted such bond as may be required or without having been granted a continuance by the Court, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days; provided, however, that no penalty shall exceed that provided for a similar offense under state law.
('81 Code, § 35.11) (Ord. passed 12-8-92)
(B) Violation of ordinance.
(1) Whenever the Municipal Judge of the Town Municipal Court finds a party guilty of violating a municipal ordinance or a state law within the jurisdiction of the Court, he or she may impose a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both; provided, however, that no penalty shall exceed that provided for a similar offense under state law. This provision supersedes any and all other provisions in this code.
(2) The Municipal Judge of the Town Municipal Court may suspend sentences imposed by him or her on such terms and conditions as deemed appropriate, including restitution and/or community service. The Municipal Judge is further specifically authorized in criminal cases to order a defendant to make restitution to their victim(s) in an amount the Judge deems appropriate, as a condition of a suspended sentence or in addition to any other penalty imposed.
(S.C. Code §§ 14-25-65 and 14-25-75) ('81 Code, § 35.05) (Am. Ord. 93048, passed 9-14-93)