3748.99 Penalty.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, whoever violates section 3748.15 of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars.

(B)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(2) of this section, whoever recklessly violates section 3748.10 of the Revised Code or an order issued under division (B) of section 3748.17 of the Revised Code to enforce that section is guilty of a felony of the fourth degree. Notwithstanding the conventional fines specified for felonies in section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, if the court imposes a fine as a sanction, the fine shall be not less than ten thousand nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars. Each day of violation is a separate offense.

(2) Upon a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of section 3748.10 of the Revised Code or an order issued under division (B) of section 3748.17 of the Revised Code to enforce that section that was committed recklessly, the offender is guilty of a felony of the fourth degree. Notwithstanding the conventional fines specified for felonies in section 2929.18 of the Revised Code, if the court imposes a fine as a sanction, the fine shall be not less than twenty thousand nor more than fifty thousand dollars per day of violation. Each day of violation is a separate offense.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004