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A. Fines. The penalty for committing a violation is a fine. The law creating a violation may impose other penalties in addition to a fine.

1. The maximum fine for a violation committed by an individual is set forth in Section B, Table 1 below.

2. The presumptive fine for a violation committed by an individual is set forth in Section B, Table 1 below.

a. The presumptive fine is defined as a set fine imposed against the defendant who mails or delivers to the court a plea of no contest and the dollar amount in lieu of a court appearance.

3. City surcharge assessment, if any, shall be added to any fine imposed by the court upon the defendant’s entry of plea or finding of guilt.

4. A reduction of a misdemeanor to a violation retains the respective state, county,

and/or city misdemeanor assessments.

B. Schedules of Violation Penalties.

Table 1. Schedule of Ashland Municipal Code (AMC) Violation Penalties*

Ashland Violation Class

Maximum

Presumptive**

Class I

$500.00***

$435.00

Class II

$325.00

$260.00

Unclassified

$325.00

$260.00

Class III

$200.00

$160.00

Class IV

$138.00

$110.00

Table 2. Schedule of Adopted State Violation Penalties, adopted from state law****

State Violation Class

Ashland Violation Class

Maximum

Presumptive**

Class A

Class I

$2000.00

$435.00

Class B

Class II

$1000.00

$260.00

Class B

Unclassified

$1000.00

$260.00

Class C

Class III

$ 500.00

$160.00

Class D

Class IV

$ 250.00

$110.00

*These provisions do not apply generally to Parking Offenses unless specified in the AMC.

**The presumptive fine imposed against the defendant who pleads no contest and delivers the amount of the presumptive fine to the court.

***Subject to Charter limitation the maximum fine may not exceed $500.00, plus applicable state, county fees.

****The Ashland municipal court is subject to the state laws it enforces and is not subject to the fine and incarceration limitations of the Ashland City Charter.

C. Business Fine. A sentence to pay a fine for a violation committed by a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other type business entity shall be in an amount not to exceed twice the fine established under this section, subject to limits of the City Charter.

D. In addition to a fine, the municipal court may impose additional punishment or remedial measure (e.g. restitution, expulsion, treatment) appropriate for the violation offense. (Ord. 3101, amended, 2014; Ord. 3022, added, 08/03/2010)

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