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City of Grain Valley, MO
Jackson County
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[Code 1985, §§13.010, 13.020; CC 1990 §1-11]
Where, by any provision of this Code or any other ordinance of the City, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, the doing of or the failure to do any thing or act is prohibited, declared to be a misdemeanor, an offense or unlawful, and no other penalty or punishment is provided therefor, the same shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or a jail sentence not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and jail sentence unless a different penalty be required by law, in which event the punishment shall be the penalty required by law, any provision of this Code or other ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding. "Misdemeanor" shall be construed to mean a violation of any ordinance of the City.
Except as otherwise provided, every day any such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
Cross References — Municipal court, ch. 130; offenses and miscellaneous provisions, ch. 215; police, ch. 200.
[Code 1985, §13.040; CC 1990 §1-12]
The City hereby authorizes the Municipal Court, or other court having jurisdiction, to cause all persons who have been convicted and sentenced for violation of an ordinance of the City, whether the punishment is by fine or imprisonment, or by both, to be put to work and perform labor on the public streets, highways or alleys and other public works or buildings of the City, for such purposes as the City may deem necessary.
The Chief of Police, Public Works Superintendent or other proper Officer of the City, shall have the power and be authorized and required to have or cause all such prisoners as may be directed by the court, or other such Chief Officer of the City to work out the full number of days for which they may have been sentenced at working upon such public streets, highways or alleys or other public works or buildings of the City as may have been designated.
If the punishment is by fine, and the fine is not paid, then for every twenty dollars ($20.00) of such judgment the prisoner shall not work more than one (1) day. And it shall be deemed a part of the judgment and sentence of the court that such prisoner may be worked as herein provided.
[Code 1985, §13.050; CC 1990 §1-13]
When a fine is assessed for a violation of an ordinance, it shall be within the discretion of the judge or other official assessing the fine to provide for the payment of the fine on an installment basis under such terms and conditions as he/she may deem appropriate.
[CC 1990 §1-14]
In all cases wherein the same offense may be made punishable, or shall be created, by different provisions of this Code or other ordinances of the City, or by different clauses or Sections of the same ordinance, the Prosecuting Officer may elect under which to proceed, but not more than one (1) recovery or penalty shall be had or enforced against the same person for the same offense, provided that the revocation of a license or permit shall not be considered a recovery or penalty so as to bar any other penalty or recovery being enforced or had.
[Code 1985 §13.030; CC 1990 §1-15]
Every person who commits, attempts to commit, conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of any act declared herein to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, whether individually or in connection with one (1) or more other persons or as principal, agent or accessory, shall be guilty of such unlawful act or offense or misdemeanor, and every person who falsely, fraudulently, forcibly or willfully induces, causes, coerces, requires, permits or directs another to violate any provision hereof shall likewise be guilty.