Section 33-6A-8

Violations.

(a) Marine police officers or any duly sworn peace officer of the state may board and inspect a recreational vessel or residence boat for compliance with this chapter and department rules at any time if there is probable cause to believe that a violation of this chapter or department rules has occurred.

(b) Any person who violates this chapter or any rule adopted by the department pursuant to this chapter shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation; provided, however, that first-time offenders of any provision of this chapter or of any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter shall be given a warning citation providing a 90-day opportunity to comply with the provision, and in the event of the failure of the offender to comply within the 90-day period, the offender shall be cited for violating the provision.

(Act 2002-59, p. 145, §8.)