Section 2-15-136

Penalty for violations of provisions of article; injunctive proceedings to restrain operation by dealer in violation of provisions of article.

(a) Any person who shall engage in business as a dealer as defined in Section 2-15-131 without having a license as required by subsection (a) of Section 2-15-132 or any person who shall violate any of the other requirements of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished as prescribed by law for such offense.

(b) In addition to the penalty provided under subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may apply by a petition to a circuit court, and such court or any judge thereof shall have jurisdiction, for cause shown, to grant a temporary restraining order or permanent injunction or both restraining and enjoining any person from engaging in the business of a dealer as defined in Section 2-15-131 in violation of any of the requirements of this article, or engaging in or continuing to engage in such business without having a license required by subsection (a) of Section 2-15-132 or after such license has been revoked in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of Section 2-15-132. Any temporary restraining order or permanent injunction issued under this subsection shall be issued without bond.

(Acts 1969, No. 568, p. 1049, §8.)