Chapter 1.28
GENERAL CODE PENALTY

Sections:

1.28.010    Classification of penalties.

1.28.020    Continuing offenses.

1.28.030    Principles of liability.

1.28.010 Classification of penalties.

Penalties are classified as follows:

A. General Penalty. Whenever the performance of any act is specifically prohibited or required by any law or section within this code and no penalty for violating such law or section is imposed, the penalty for performance of such required act or omission shall be a civil infraction.

B. Gross Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor for which no punishment is prescribed in any statute in force at the time of conviction and sentence shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of up to 364 days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $5,000, or by both such imprisonment and fine (RCW 9.92.020).

C. Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for which no punishment is prescribed by any statute in force at the time of conviction and sentence shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than 90 days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $1,000 or by both such imprisonment and fine (RCW 9.92.030).

D. Civil Infraction. Unless otherwise provided by law or this code, a person found guilty of committing a civil infraction under this code shall be subject to a monetary fine of not more than $250.00. Statutory assessments shall be imposed in addition to any monetary fine for a civil infraction. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 1; Ord. 2013-02-006 § 1; Ord. 10313, 1992; Ord. 10030, 1990; Ord. 8700, 1978].

1.28.020 Continuing offenses.

Each day during any portion of which a violation of any provision of this code is committed or is permitted is deemed to be the commission of a separate offense. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 1].

1.28.030 Principles of liability.

The following statutes of the state of Washington are adopted by reference and made a part of this code:

A. RCW 9A.08.010, General requirements of culpability.

B. RCW 9A.08.020, Liability of conduct of another, complicity.

C. RCW 9A.08.030, Criminal liability of corporations and persons acting under a duty to act in their behalf. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 1].