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Any person who willfully violates any provision of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor or an infraction.
(a) If charged as an infraction, the penalty upon conviction of such person shall be a fine not exceeding $500.
(b) If charged as a misdemeanor, the penalty upon conviction of such person, shall be imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed six months or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(c) The complaint charging such violation shall specify whether the violation charged is a misdemeanor or an infraction. Such charging decisions shall be at the sole discretion of the District Attorney.
(d) Nothing herein shall prohibit the District Attorney from exercising the discretion vested in him by law to charge an operator, employee, or any other person associated with an escort service with violating this or any other local or state law.
(Added by Ord. 323-81, App. 6/19/81)