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Classification of offenses and penalties - 30 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 923

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     § 923.  Classification of offenses and penalties.
        (a)  General rule.--The following penalties shall be imposed
     for violations of this title:
            (1)  For a summary offense of the first degree, a fine of
        $200 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days.
            (2)  For a summary offense of the second degree, a fine
        of $100 or imprisonment not exceeding 20 days.
            (3)  For a summary offense of the third degree, a fine of
        $50.
            (4)  For a summary offense of the fourth degree, a fine
        of $25.
            (5)  For a misdemeanor of the third degree, a fine of not
        less than $250 nor more than $5,000, or imprisonment not
        exceeding 90 days, or both.
            (6)  For a misdemeanor of the second degree, a fine of
        not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, or imprisonment not
        exceeding two years, or both.
            (7)  For a misdemeanor of the first degree, a fine of not
        less than $1,500 nor more than $10,000, or imprisonment not
        exceeding five years, or both.
            (8)  For a felony of the third degree, a fine of not less
        than $2,500 nor exceeding $15,000, or imprisonment not
        exceeding seven years, or both.
            (9)  For a felony of the second degree, a fine of not
        less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000, or imprisonment not
        exceeding ten years, or both.
        (b)  Additional fine.--In addition to the penalties in
     subsection (a), a fine of $20 may be imposed for each fish
     taken, caught, killed, possessed or sold in violation of this
     title. In computing the number of fish taken, caught, killed,
     possessed or sold, the number immediately returned unharmed to
     the water where they were taken shall be omitted.
        (c)  Additional penalty for fishing without license or permit
     or operating boat without registration.--In addition to the
     penalties in subsection (a), a person convicted or acknowledging
     guilt of the offense of fishing without a license in violation
     of section 2703 (relating to possession and display of licenses)
     or 2908 (relating to penalties) or operating an unregistered
     boat for which registration is required shall pay an additional
     penalty equal to two times the cost of the annual license,
     permit or registration which the person was required to possess
     in order to fish or operate a boat requiring registration.
        (d)  Repeat offenders.--Except as provided in section 5502
     (relating to operating watercraft under influence of alcohol or
     controlled substance), a person who is convicted or acknowledges
     guilt of a second or subsequent violation of this title or the
     regulations promulgated under this title within 12 months of a
     prior offense under this title shall be sentenced as a repeat
     offender. An extract from commission records maintained in the
     ordinary course of business showing that the person was
     convicted or acknowledged guilt of two or more offenses under
     this title on separate occasions within a 12-month period shall
     be prima facie evidence that the person is a repeat offender. In
     addition to the fine set forth in subsection (a), a repeat
     offender may be sentenced to pay an additional fine as follows:
            (1)  $200 if all the offenses committed within the 12-
        month period were classified as summary offenses under this
        title.
            (2)  $1,000 if any of the offenses committed within the
        12-month period were classified as misdemeanors of the third
        degree and none were classified as misdemeanors of the first
        or second degree or felonies.
            (3)  $2,500 if any of the offenses committed within the
        12-month period were classified as misdemeanors of the first
        or second degree or felonies.
        (e)  Title 18 inapplicable.--Title 18 (relating to crimes and
     offenses) is inapplicable to this title insofar as it relates to
     fines and imprisonment for convictions of summary offenses,
     misdemeanors and felonies.
     (May 30, 1984, P.L.339, No.68, eff. 60 days; Dec. 22, 1989,
     P.L.735, No.102, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; Oct. 31, 1997, P.L.485,
     No.49, eff. 60 days; Nov. 3, 1999, P.L.447, No.41, eff. Jan. 1,
     2000; Dec. 20, 2000, P.L.828, No.115, eff. imd.; July 8, 2007,
     P.L.82, No.27, eff. imd.)

        2007 Amendment.  Act 27 amended subsecs. (a)(6) and (7) and
     (d).
        Cross References.  Section 923 is referred to in section 2503
     of this title; section 4223 of Title 3 (Agriculture).
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