Any violation of any provision of this article shall be a class A misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided however, a second or subsequent offense shall be punishable by a fine of not more than three thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition, the court may order as part of the sentence imposed restitution or reparation to the victim of the crime pursuant to section 60.27 of the penal law. The attorney general shall have the power to prosecute any violation of this article.
Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 460-I
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.