City of Breckenridge Hills, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1996 §100.100]
A. 
Whenever in this Code or any other ordinance of the City or in any rule, regulation, notice or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under authority duly vested in him/her or it, any act is prohibited or is declared to be unlawful or an offense or misdemeanor or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, upon conviction of a violation of any such provision of this Code or of any such ordinance, rule, regulation, notice or order, the violator shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding three (3) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that in any case wherein the penalty for an offense is fixed by a Statute of the State, the statutory penalty, and no other, shall be imposed for such offense, except that imprisonments may be in the City prison or workhouse instead of the County Jail.
B. 
Every day any violation of this Code or any other ordinance or any such rule, regulation, notice or order shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
C. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, by an amendment thereof or by any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
D. 
Minor Traffic And Municipal Ordinance Violations. The punishment of a "minor traffic violation" and a "municipal ordinance violation" as defined by Section 300.010 of the Breckenridge Hills Municipal Code shall be subject to the following:
[Ord. No. 1237 § 2, 8-17-2015; Ord. No. 1255 § 2, 9-19-2016]
1. 
The maximum fine and court costs that can be imposed for the violation of:
a. 
Any minor traffic violation shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00); and
b. 
Municipal ordinance violation(s) committed within a twelve-month period beginning with the first violation, two hundred dollars ($200.00) for the first violation, two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275.00) for the second violation, three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00) for the third violation, and four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00) for the fourth and any subsequent violation.
2. 
Minor traffic violations and municipal ordinance violations shall not be punishable by imprisonment, unless the violation: (i) involved alcohol or controlled substances, (ii) endangered the health or welfare of others, or (iii) involved eluding or giving false information to a Law Enforcement Officer.
3. 
A person convicted of a minor traffic violation or a municipal ordinance violation shall not be placed in confinement for failure to pay a fine unless such non-payment violates the terms of the person's probation or unless the due process procedures mandated by the Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37.65 or its successor are strictly followed by the court.
4. 
Court costs shall be assessed against such person unless the court finds that the defendant is indigent or the case is dismissed.