General penalties — Jurisdiction for violations.
(1) Every person guilty of a violation of this title for which no penalty has been specifically provided:
(a) For a first offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than two months, or both;
(b) For a second offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months; and
(c) For a third or subsequent offense, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to three hundred sixty-four days.
(2) If the offender convicted of an offense referred to in this section is a corporation, it shall for a first offense be liable to a penalty of not more than five thousand dollars, and for a second or subsequent offense to a penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars, or to forfeiture of its corporate license, or both.
(3) Every district judge and municipal judge shall have concurrent jurisdiction with superior court judges of the state of Washington of all violations of the provisions of this title and may impose any punishment provided therefor.
[2011 c 96 § 47; 2003 c 53 § 300; 1987 c 202 § 225; 1981 1st ex.s. c 5 § 22; 1935 c 174 § 16; 1933 ex.s. c 62 § 93; RRS § 7306-93.]
| Findings -- Intent -- 2011 c 96: See note following RCW 9A.20.021.|
Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Intent -- 1987 c 202: See note following RCW 2.04.190.
Severability -- Effective date -- 1981 1st ex.s. c 5: See RCW 66.98.090 and 66.98.100.