(A)   Treble damages - Any owner who intentionally demands, accepts or retains any payment in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable in a civil action to the resident from whom such payment is demanded, accepted or retained for damages in the sum of three times the amount by which the payment demanded, accepted, or retained exceeds the maximum amount which could be lawfully demanded, accepted, or retained together with reasonably attorneys' fees and costs as determined by the court.
   (B)   Criminal penalties - Any owner willfully violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable in the manner provided by section 1-10 of the code. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the penalty assessed against an owner for conviction of a violation of this chapter shall be limited to the owner's payment of an appropriate fine and shall not expose the owner to incarceration.
(`64 Code, Sec. 17.1-18) (Ord. No. 2475)