101.99 GENERAL PENALTY.
   (a)   Whenever, in the Codified Ordinances or in any ordinance of the City, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful, or an offense, or a misdemeanor, or whenever the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, the violation of any such provision shall constitute a misdemeanor of the first degree unless otherwise specifically indicated, and penalized as set forth in subsection (b) hereof.
   (b)   Whoever is convicted of or pleads guilty to a misdemeanor shall be imprisoned for a definite term or fined, or both, which term of imprisonment and fine shall be fixed by the court as provided in this section:
 
Classification of
Misdemeanor 
Maximum Term
of Imprisonment
Maximum
Fine 
First degree
6 months
$1,000.00
   (c)   Regardless of the penalties provided in subsection (a) hereof, an organization convicted of an offense shall be fined, which fine shall be fixed by the court as follows:
 
Type of Misdemeanor
Maximum Fine 
First degree
$5000.00
Misdemeanor not specifically classified
2000.00
      (1)   When an organization is convicted of an offense not specifically classified, and the section defining the offense or penalty plainly indicates a purpose to impose the penalty provided for violation upon organizations, then such penalty shall be imposed in lieu of the penalty provided in this subsection (c).
      (2)   When an organization is convicted of an offense not specifically classified, and the penalty provided includes a higher fine than that provided in this subsection (c), then the penalty imposed shall be pursuant to the penalty provided for violation of the section defining the offense.
      (3)   This subsection (c) does not prevent the imposition of available civil sanctions against an organization convicted of an offense, either in addition to or in lieu of a fine imposed pursuant to this subsection (c).
         (ORC 2929.31)  (Ord. 67-69.  Enacted 5-22-67; Ord. 73-173.  Amended 11-26-73; Ord. 80-7.  Enacted 1-28-80.)