11. Penalties

Section 11-1       Criminal Penalty

The violation of any provision of this code of Ordinances, or the failure to comply therewith, shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days, as provided in G.S. 14-4.


Section 11-2       Criminal Penalty not Exclusive Remedy

The criminal penalty prescribed in section 11-1 of this chapter and by G. S. 14-4 shall not be deemed to be an exclusive remedy for the violation of or failure to comply with the provisions of this code of ordinances, and where civil penalties are invoked by the Board of Commissioners, or where equitable relief is sought by the Town, for violation of any provision, such civil penalty or equitable remedy shall be considered as an alternative to, or an addition to, the criminal penalty, as the Board of Commissioners may in its discretion determine.


Section 11-3       Civil Penalty for Violation of Certain Ordinances

A violation of Section 5-5 and Sections 5-30 through 5-51 of the Town Ordinances shall be civil in nature and will carry a penalty in the amount of $10.00 which shall be payable to the Town of Hertford.