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AGO Opinions with Topic: AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE CERTAIN PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE
AGO 1959 No. 47 >  June 25, 1959
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE CERTAIN PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE - AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE CERTAIN PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE STATE MOTOR VEHICLE CODE (1)  For violations of the motor vehicle code which constitute gross misdemeanors, a justice of the peace can impose both fine and imprisonment. (2)  A person previously convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants under the provisions of a city ordinance may not be charged as a second offender under the state motor vehicle code. (3)  A justice of the peace may not impose a sentence suspended by another justice of the peace within the same county during the term of suspension.
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