Chapter 13 – Penalties

Chapter 13 — Penalties

13.010.    General penalty.  Whenever in this Code or any other ordinance of the City, or in any rule, regulation, notice or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under authority duly vested in him or it, any act is prohibited or is 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 a misdemeanor, and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, upon conviction of a violation of any such provision of this Code or of any such ordinance, rule, regulation, notice or order, the violator shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the city or county jail not exceeding ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, that in any case wherein the penalty for an offense is fixed by a statute of the state, the statutory penalty, and no other, shall be imposed for such offense, except that imprisonments may be in the city prison or workhouse instead of the county jail.


13.020.    Every day a violation.  Every day any violation of this Code or any other ordinance or any such rule, regulation, notice or order shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.


13.030.    Responsibility.  Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding or abetting of another person to do said act.  Whenever any act is prohibited by this Code, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.


13.040.    Imprisonment upon failure to pay penalty imposed for violation of ordinance.  When a fine shall be imposed for the violation of any ordinance of the City of Holden or any section thereof the court may also sentence the defendant to pay the cost of the action and to be imprisoned until such fine and costs are paid, in no case, however, to exceed three months, and the court may also issue an execution against the property of the defendant for said fine and costs.