Ordinance Violations

The Magistrate Court is empowered by the state law to try County Ordinance offenses.

Sentencing
The Magistrate Court may by state law impose fines of up to $1,000 for each offense, or sentence to serve time in jail for up to 60 days for each offense or both.

The Magistrate Court may also suspend the imposition of either the fine or the jail time for a period up to a year, conditioned on the defendant fulfilling other conditions related to the offense. This does not mean that sentences would be imposed in each case but only that those are the highest sentences which may be imposed by the Magistrate Court in ordinance offenses.