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The City and County shall impose penalties for failure to obtain a registration certificate or failure to have a valid current registration certificate as follows:
(a) Unless otherwise provided, any person violating any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of an infraction or misdemeanor as hereinafter specified.
(b) Any person so convicted shall be:
1. Guilty of an infraction offense and punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) for a first violation of the Chapter;
2. Guilty of an infraction offense and punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) and not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a second violation of the same provision of the Chapter within a 12-month period;
3. Guilty of a misdemeanor for the third and any additional violation of the same provision of the Chapter within a 12-month period and punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or six months in jail, or both.
(c) Notwithstanding the above, a first or second offense may be charged and prosecuted as a misdemeanor.
(d) Payment of any fine or service of a jail sentence shall not relieve a person from the responsibility of correcting the condition resulting from the violation.
(e) In addition to the above penalties, the court may order that the guilty party reimburse the City and County for all its costs of investigating, analyzing and prosecuting the enforcement action against the guilty party. The court shall fix the amount of such reimbursement upon submission of proof of such costs by the City and County.
(f) In addition to all other remedies provided by this Chapter or state law, in the event of continuing violation of the provisions of this Chapter, the Division of Weights and Measures may seek injunctive relief to restrain further violation.
(Added by Ord. 195-10, File No. 100725, App. 7/29/2010)