2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 51 - Standards, Weights, Measures And Containers
Section 51:9-11 - Penalties; Amount; Disposition; Municipal Attorney To Assist In Prosecution
51:9-11. Penalties; amount; disposition; municipal attorney to assist in prosecution
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00, for the first offense, or for failure to forthwith pay such penalty shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 20 days; and for a second offense, shall, after conviction, pay a penalty of not less than $100.00 nor more than $250.00 and for failure to forthwith pay such penalty shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 40 days; and for a third or each subsequent offense, shall, after conviction, pay a penalty of not less than $250.00 nor more than $500.00, and for failure to forthwith pay such penalty shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 60 days.
All penalties collected from persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be paid by the magistrate or court clerk receiving the same, when recovered by the State Superintendent of Weights and Measures, or his assistants, to the State Treasurer; when recovered by a county weights and measures officer, to the county treasurer of such county; and when recovered by a municipal weights and measures officer, into the treasury of the municipality which such officer represents.
It shall be the duty of the municipal attorney of any municipality wherein any violation takes place to assist in the prosecution of the same and to assist in the trial of any appeal, where a complaint is made by a municipal weights and measures official and if such municipality has no municipal weights and measures official, the county prosecutor wherein such violation takes place shall assist in such prosecution.
Amended by L.1953, c. 48, p. 847, s. 24; 1969, c. 251, s. 33, eff. Jan. 7, 1970.
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