1324.01  CIVIL OFFENSE.
   "Civil Offense" means an offense against the City of Springfield set forth in the Codified Ordinance of The City of Springfield, Ohio, made subject to a civil fine by this chapter.  Charging a person with a civil offense is an alternative to criminal prosecution.    A person charged with civil offense may not be arrested for the commission of the civil offense.
 
   If a person is charged with a criminal offense for the same conduct for which that person was charged with a civil offense, the civil offense process shall be promptly suspended or the charge dismissed without prejudice.