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Sec. 1-8(1). Except for those acts declared to be civil infractions, whenever in this Code 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 in such Code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code or any ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by a maximum of thirty-six (36) months probation or by such fine, imprisonment, and probation or combination thereof, in the discretion of the city magistrate. (Ord. No. 5716, § 2, 2-28-83; Ord. No. 7627, § 1, 5-6-91)
Sec. 1-8(2). Except for provisions relating to civil traffic violations, whenever in this Code or in any ordinance of the city any act is made or declared to be a civil infraction, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision or ordinance shall be as set out in chapter 8 of this Code. (Ord. No. 5716, § 2, 2-28-83; Ord. No. 5929, § 1, 12-19-83; Ord. No. 8154, § 1, 11-8-93)
Sec. 1-8(3). Each day any violation of any provision of this Code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. No. 5716, § 2, 2-28-83; Ord. No. 5929, §§ 2, d, 12-19-83)
Sec. 1-8(4). In this Code, when a fine is imposed or required, it is within the discretion of the judge or hearing officer to substitute community service in lieu of any fine. Except where a different rate is expressly provided in the Code section that has been violated, the rate at which community service shall be valued as a setoff against the fine shall be ten dollars ($10.00) for each hour of community service work performed. Participation in the City of Tucson's Work Alternative Program shall qualify as community service for purposes of this section. (Ord. No. 7781, § 1, 3-16-92; Ord. No. 10378, § 1, 3-6-07)
Sec. 1-8(5). Where, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 8 of this Code, the city court orders the reimbursement of incarceration costs to the city, or imposes administrative fees, such reimbursement or fees are hereby declared to be cost recovery measures, administrative in nature, and shall not be construed as imposing a fine under subsection 1-8(1) above. (Ord. No. 8557, § 2, 8-7-95)
Editors Note: Section 1 of Ord. No. 5716, adopted Feb. 28. 1983, effective July 1, 1983. repealed former §§ 1-8, 1-8.1, relating to penalties for Code violations, derived from 1953 Code, ch. 1, § 5; Ord. No. 4923, § 1, adopted Jan. 2, 1979; and Ord. No. 5391, §§ 1, 2, adopted Aug. 3, 1981. Section 2 of Ord. No. 5716 added a new § 1-8.
Charter References: Violations of Charter and ordinances, ch. XXV, § 5.
Cross References: Administrative hearing office to hear and decide violations deemed to be civil infractions, § 28-2(2).