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12-47-903. Violations-Penalties.

(1)(a)  Any person violating any of the provisions of this article or article 46 or 48 of this title or any of the rules and regulations authorized and adopted pursuant to such articles is guilty of a class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars for each offense.

 

(b)  The penalties provided in this section shall not be affected by the penalties provided in any other section of this article or article 46 or 48 of this title but shall be construed to be in addition to any other penalties.

 

(2)  Any person violating any of the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1) (a), (1) (f), (1) (g), (1) (i), (1) (k), (1) (l), (5) (a) (I), or (5) (b) or section 12-47-902.5 commits a class 2 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S.

 

(2.5) A person violating the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1)(a.5) commits a class 1, misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S.

 

(3)  Any person violating any of the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1) (b) or (1) (c) commits a class 2 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S. For the second conviction and for all subsequent convictions of violating the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1) (b) or (1) (c), the court shall impose at least the minimum fine and shall have no discretion to suspend any fine so imposed; except that the court may provide for the payment of such fine as provided in subsection (4) of this section.

 

(4)  At the discretion of the court, the fines provided for violations of section 12-47-901 (1) (b) and (1) (c) may be ordered to be paid by public work only at a reasonable hourly rate to be established by the court who shall designate the time within which such public work is to be completed.

 

(5)  Any person who knowingly violates the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1) (a.5), (1) (b), or (1) (k), or any person who knowingly induces, aids, or encourages a person under the age of eighteen years to violate the provisions of section 12-47-901 (1) (a.5), (1) (b), or (1) (c) may be proceeded against pursuant to section 18-6-701, C.R.S., for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.