[Adopted 4-11-1994 as Ch. 1, § 1-6 of the 1994 Code]
Charter reference: Authority of Council to prescribe punishments for violation of ordinances, §§ 12, 23.
State law references: Precedence of Charter provisions, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1103; penalties for violations of municipal ordinances, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1429; bond of persons convicted to prevent additional violations, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1430; injunctive relief against continuing violation of ordinance, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1432; classification of criminal offenses, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-9; punishment for conviction of misdemeanor, Code of Virginia, § 18.2-11; punishment for misdemeanor where no penalty prescribed, Code of Virginia, §§ 18.2-12, 18.2-13; extraterritorial jurisdiction in state criminal cases, Code of Virginia, § 19.2-250.
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:
For class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
For class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.
For class 3 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $500.
For class 4 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $250.
Wherever in this Code or in any other ordinance or resolution of the Town or rule or regulation promulgated by an officer or agency of the Town, under authority vested in him or it, any act is prohibited or is made or 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 misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code, any ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation shall be a class 1 misdemeanor; provided, that such penalty shall not exceed the penalty provided by the Code of Virginia for a like offense.
Each day any violation of this Code or of any other such ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation of the Town shall continue shall constitute a separate offense, except where otherwise provided.