Sec. 1201. Violations.
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Every act punishable by fine or penalty shall be prescribed by ordinance. The violation of any provision of this Charter shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine or imprisonment, or both, not exceeding the maximum fine or term of imprisonment, or both, as authorized by Section 19 of the Penal Code of the State, or any successor provision thereto. At the sole discretion of the prosecuting authority, any violation of any provision of this Charter may in the alternative be cited and prosecuted as an infraction.