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Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Section 280 or 286 of this Article, shall be guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor. If charged as an infraction, upon conviction thereof, said person shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not less than $80 nor more than $100; for a second offense by a fine of not less than $150 nor more than $200; and for each additional offense by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500.
If charged as a misdemeanor, upon conviction thereof, said person shall be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding $1,000. The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation is a misdemeanor or infraction, which decision shall be solely that of the District Attorney.
As an alternative to any other fines and penalties applicable to a violation of Section 280 of this Article, any person who is in violation of Section 280 may be subject to an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation. The administrative penalty shall be assessed, enforced and collected in accordance with Section 39-1 of the Police Code.
(Amended by Ord. 46-83, App. 2/4/83; Ord. 197-98, App. 6/19/98; Ord. 87-03, File No. 030482, App. 5/9/2003; Ord. 292-04, File No. 040561, App. 12/24/2004)