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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate or fail to comply with any provision of this code and where no specific penalty is provided, the violation of any provision of this code shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 60 days, or by both fine and imprisonment provided, however, that no penalty shall be imposed that is greater than the penalty imposed by state statutes regulating similar conduct. Each day any violation of any provision of this code shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
(B) Upon the sentencing of any defendant for a violation of the City's Code of Ordinances, a judge of the County Court is hereby authorized in his or her discretion, to sentence a defendant to:
(1) A probationary period of such length and with such conditions as he or she sees fit, and as may be permitted by law.
(2) Restitution, to be determined in accordance with the provisions set forth in F.S. § 775.089, as currently written, or as may be amended.
(C) As a part of the conditions of probation, a judge of the County Court is hereby authorized to assess a defendant the costs of prosecution of a case, including all investigative costs incurred by the city, and attorney's fees of the prosecuting attorney for the city.
(D) In all cases where a violation of the City's Code of Ordinances has been found by a judge of the County Court, whether or not an adjudication is made, the Court is authorized to assess a defendant the costs of prosecution of a case, including all investigative costs incurred by the city, and attorney's fees of the prosecuting attorney for the city.
(E) In all cases of any suspected or alleged violation of this Code or any other municipal law or ordinance, the suspect or alleged violator shall be subject to immediate arrest and confinement, subject to release upon posting bond whenever applicable. A summons to appear in court may be issued by the arresting officer in lieu of actual arrest and confinement, except where it appears doubtful whether the violator will appear pursuant to a written citation or notice, or where the violation is willful, wanton and/or deliberate. In no event shall such summons be considered a matter of right or privilege.
('58 Code, § 1.08) (Am. Ord. 95-5, passed 10-11-94; Am. Ord. 96-20, passed 11-28-95; Am. Ord. 2001-76, passed 7-24-01; Am. Ord. 2004-24, passed 2-24-04)