Section 28-11-14

Fines for unlawful possession of contraband.

Any tobacco or tobacco product or false proof of identification found in the possession of a minor is contraband and subject to seizure by law enforcement. Any minor violating Section 28-11-13 shall be issued a citation similar to a uniform nontraffic citation and shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than fifty dollars ($50) for each violation.

The minor shall not be required to pay any other court costs or fees. Any statute or law to the contrary notwithstanding, disposition of any violation shall be within the jurisdiction of the district or municipal court and not the juvenile court. Violations shall not be considered criminal offenses and shall be administratively adjudicated by the district or municipal court.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-423, p. 721, §14; Act 2009-578, p. 1697, §1.)