Chapter 9.15
COSTS AND PENALTIES

Sections:

9.15.010    Costs of prosecution.

9.15.020    Violations – Penalty.

9.15.010 Costs of prosecution.

Whenever anyone is convicted of an offense under any section of this title, or section of any city ordinance, the court may, as authorized by law, impose reasonable costs of prosecution in addition to the fine imposed. The court may so impose costs for issuance of bench warrants in an amount not to exceed $100.00. (Ord. 1911 § 2, 2003).

9.15.020 Violations – Penalty.

Unless otherwise provided in this title, violation of any provision of this title shall be punishable as follows:

A.    Gross Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than one year, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than $5,000, or by both such imprisonment and fine.

B.    Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a misdemeanor shall be punished by imprisonment in 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.

C.    Unless otherwise provided, any person violating any of the provisions of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor, punished by imprisonment in 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.

D.    In addition to the penalty provisions set forth in this section, a person who is convicted of a misdemeanor violation of any provision of Chapter 69.50 RCW adopted by reference or convicted of BMC 9.11.010 shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 24 consecutive hours, and by a fine of not less than $250.00. On a second or subsequent conviction, the fine shall not be less than $500.00. These fines shall be in addition to any other fine or penalty imposed. Unless the court finds that the imposition of the minimum imprisonment will pose a substantial risk to the defendant’s physical or mental well-being or that local jail facilities are in an overcrowded condition, the minimum term of imprisonment shall not be suspended or deferred. If the court finds such risk or overcrowding exists, it shall sentence the defendant to a minimum of 40 hours of community service. If a minimum term of imprisonment is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based. Unless the court finds the person to be indigent, the minimum fine shall not be suspended or deferred. (Ord. 1911 § 2, 2003).