[Adopted 12-21-1976 by L.L. No. 22-1976 (Ch. 1, Art. III of the 1976 Code); amended in its entirety 10-11-2005 by L.L. No. 9-2005]
Except as otherwise provided or supplemented, in whole or in part, in this Code, and/or in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, any offense against any provision of this Code, or any other local law or ordinance of the Village, or of any resolution, rule, regulation, condition, or other determination or requirement of any Village board, Village commission, or Village department, or direction or order of the Village Building Inspector or Village Engineer, shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Each day that an offense shall continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.
In addition, the Board of Trustees may maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Village in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance or to restrain by injunction any violation of the provisions of this Code, or of the local laws or ordinances of the Village, or of the resolutions, rules, regulations, conditions, or other determinations or requirements of any Village board, Village commission, or Village department, or directions or orders of the Village Building Inspector or Village Engineer.
Alternative sentence. If a person has gained money or property through the commission of any violation of this Code, then, upon conviction thereof, the court, in lieu of imposing the fine authorized for the offense under this Code, may sentence the defendant to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not exceeding double the amount of the defendant's gain from the commission of the offense, as such gain is reasonably determined by the court. The intent of this section is, pursuant to the authority granted to villages by Municipal Home Rule Law § 10(1)(ii)(e)(3), to supersede Subdivisions 5 and 6 of § 80.05 of the Penal Law, to the extent necessary, to define "persons" as set forth in § 11-2 of this Code and, thereby, to include, inter alia, corporations.
When one person engages in conduct which constitutes a violation of this Code, another person is criminally liable for such conduct when, acting with the mental culpability required for the commission thereof, he or she aids in or solicits, requests, commands, or importunes such person to engage in such conduct. This section has been included for clarity and, in substance, is merely a paraphrased restatement of the substance of Penal Law § 20.00, which applies to the entire Village Code.