Prosecution of Environmental Crimes
An environmental crime involves a violation of a municipal ordinance. Violations of municipal ordinances are Class C misdemeanors and are fine only offenses. Generally, environmental crimes have a maximum fine of $500. However, there are many environmental crimes that have a maximum fine of $2,000.
Prosecution of Assault Crimes
Assaults by contact and assaults by threat are classified as Class C misdemeanors which are prosecuted in municipal court. Class C assaults are fine only offenses and have a maximum fine of $500.
Prosecution of Animal Related Crimes
Violations of animal related ordinances are Class C misdemeanors which are prosecuted in municipal court. Animal related crimes are fine only offenses that have a maximum fine of $2000. Additionally, certain animal related administrative hearings are also held in municipal court. The penalties that can be imposed after an administrative hearing range from restrictions for the animal owner to forfeiture of the animal.