(a) Every violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for the first offense and not exceeding $250 for each subsequent similar offense.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 3 Sec. 1510

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, company, society or association. See Delaware Code Title 7 Sec. 4110

(b) When the Department shall find that any person has violated this chapter, it or its duly authorized agent or agents may institute proceedings against such person in a court of competent jurisdiction in the locality in which the violation occurred; or the Department may offer evidence of such violation to the Attorney General with a view of prosecution; provided, however, that no prosecution under this chapter shall be instituted without the accused violator first having been given an opportunity to appear before the Department or its duly authorized agent to introduce evidence either in person or by agent or attorney at a private hearing. If, after the hearing, or without such hearing, the accused violator, or his agent or attorney fails or refuses to appear, the Department is of the opinion that the evidence warrants prosecution, it shall proceed as provided in this section.

(c) The Attorney General shall institute proceedings at once against any person charged with a violation of this chapter, if, in his judgment, the information submitted warrants such action.

(d) After judgment by the court in any case arising under this chapter the Department shall publish any information pertinent to the issuance of the judgment by the court in such media as it may designate from time to time.

36 Del. Laws, c. 91, § 8; Code 1935, § 662; 44 Del. Laws, c. 66, §§ 1, 9; 3 Del. C. 1953, § 1508; 52 Del. Laws, c. 70, § 1; 57 Del. Laws, c. 147, § 1; 57 Del. Laws, c. 764, § 6.;