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(A) Civil Violations. Except for those acts or omissions to act specifically declared to be a misdemeanor, whenever in this Code any act or omission to act is declared to be prohibited, unlawful, an infraction, a violation or an offense, such act or omission to act shall constitute a civil violation pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-500.21 and a civil penalty up to the maximum amount specified in A.R.S. § 9-240 may be imposed for ordinance violations for each day a violation exists. Civil violation prosecution shall be as provided in Chapter 2.25. In the alternative to civil violation prosecution, the city may elect to enforce the provisions of this Code by any action available at law or equity.

(B) Criminal Violations. Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Code that is declared to be a misdemeanor shall be guilty of a class one misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed the limits authorized by the Arizona Revised Statutes or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six (6) months or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense punishable as hereinabove described. Criminal violation prosecution shall be as provided in Chapter 2.25.

(C) Civil Traffic Violations. Any violation of or failure or refusal to do or perform any act required by Title 9 shall constitute a civil traffic violation. Civil traffic violations are subject to the provisions of A.R.S. Title 28, any amendments thereto, and the Rules of Procedure for Civil Traffic Offenses. (Ord. No. 156, § 2, 5-19-82; Ord. No. 190, § 1, 1-11-84; Ord. No. 348, 2-4-92; Ord. No. 378, 6-21-94; Ord. No. 2003-15, §§ 1, 2, 11-4-03; Ord. No. 2004-14, § 1, 7-6-04; Ord. No. 2020-06, § 1, 12-1-20. 1976 Code § 1-8-1)