Section 9-11-246

Penalties for violations of provisions of Sections 9-11-244 and 9-11-245.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of Sections 9-11-244 or 9-11-245 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 for each offense. Any person convicted the second time of violating Sections 9-11-244 or 9-11-245 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $250.00 and, at the discretion of the court, may also be imprisoned in the county jail for not longer than six months. Any person convicted of violating Sections 9-11-244 or 9-11-245 the third or subsequent times shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 and, at the discretion of the court, may also be imprisoned in the county jail for not longer than six months. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any person who violates the provisions of Section 9-11-244 with respect to the taking, catching, killing, or attempting to take, catch, or kill, deer or turkey, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine of not less than $250.00 nor more than $500.00, and at the discretion of the court may have all hunting privileges revoked for up to one year from the date of conviction. The second and each subsequent offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $2,000.00, and the automatic loss of hunting privileges for one year from the date of conviction, and, at the discretion of the trial court judge, imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than 10 nor more than 30 days.

(Acts 1951, No. 1001, p. 1672, §3; Acts 1989, No. 89-534, p. 1096, §1.)