Section 32-9A-4


Published: 2015

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Section 32-9A-4

Section 32-9A-4Penalties.

(a) Any person violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(1) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each offense. In addition, the court may impose a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail, not to exceed 30 days, for each offense.



(b) Any person violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(2)a. or a motor carrier violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(2)b. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) for each offense.



(c) Any operator of a commercial motor vehicle violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(2)a. in which a metal coil drops, falls, spills, shifts, or otherwise escapes from the vehicle shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).



(d) Any person violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(3) or any motor carrier violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(4)a. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).



(e) Any person violating Section 32-9A-2(a)(4)b. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).



(f) In addition to the other penalties for a violation of subdivisions (2), (3), or (4) of Section 32-9A-2(a), the court may impose a sentence of imprisonment in the county jail, not to exceed one year, for each conviction under subdivisions (2), (3), or (4) of Section 32-9A-2(a).



(g) In addition to other punishment fixed by law, the court may enter an order prohibiting the person from operating any commercial motor vehicle for a period to be specified by the court, or perpetually, as the court may determine.

(Act 98-493, p. 952, §4; Act 2009-143, p. 263, §2.)