2018 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments
Chapter 24 - Regulation of Business for Consumer Protection
General Provisions
§ 75-24-20. Criminal penalties; effect of multiple convictions.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 75-24-20 (2018)
  • (a) Any person who, knowingly and willfully, violates any provision of Section 75-24-5, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined up to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

  • (b) Upon a second conviction of any person for a violation of any provision of Section 75-24-5, the offense being committed within a period of five (5) years, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year or fined up to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or both.

  • (c) Upon a third or subsequent conviction of any person for a violation of any provision of Section 75-24-5, the offense being committed within a period of five (5) years, such person shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years or fined not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or both.

  • (d) Criminal convictions from other states for violations of substantially similar provisions to those prohibited by this chapter shall be counted for the purposes of determining if a violation of this section is a first, second or third or subsequent offense.

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