Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–2853.27. Fines and penalties; criminal violations.

(a) Any person who violates any provision of this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment not to exceed one year, a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both.

(b) Any person who has been previously convicted under this subchapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment not to exceed one year, a fine not to exceed $25,000, or both.

(c) The fines set forth in this section shall not be limited by [§ 22-3571.01].


(Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 1002, 46 DCR 3142; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 112(f), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-2853.27.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 added (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 112(f) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.