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The DC Code: § 47-2885.20 Penalties; prosecutions; injunction.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
Any person who violates any provision of this part shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both for each violation.
Prosecutions for violations of any provision of this part shall be conducted in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. It shall be sufficient to prove in any prosecution or hearing under this part only a single act prohibited by law or a single holding out, or any attempt thereof, without proving a general course of conduct in order to constitute a violation.
In addition to the remedy set forth in this section, application may be made to a court having competent jurisdiction over the parties and subject matter for a writ of injunction or other civil remedy to restrain violations of the provisions of this part. Such application may be made by the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this part, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this part, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this chapter shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-2020. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-354 substituted "Attorney General for the District of Columbia" for "Corporation Counsel". D.C. Law 19-171 enacted into law Part C of subchapter IV of Chapter 28 of Title 47. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-98, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2885.01. Law 6-42, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-187, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 25, 1985, and July 9, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 16, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6- 60 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 15-354, see notes following § 47-340.03. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 47-2885.01. DC CODE § 47-2885.20 Current through December 11, 2012


(Sept. 16, 1980, D.C. Law 3-98, § 21, 27 DCR 3528; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 409, 32 DCR 4450; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 75(a), 52 DCR 2638; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 302(b), 59 DCR 6190.)