5.28.140 Penalty.

(1)    Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(2)    If, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, the fire marshal believes that a civil citation is warranted, in lieu of prosecution, he shall issue a citation under Title 32 for minor violations by first-time offenders. (Sec. 13 of Ord. 1977-06-2; amended by Sec. 9 of Ord. 1999-12-01)