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SECTION 80.10
Fines for corporations
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 2, TITLE E, ARTICLE 80
§ 80.10 Fines for corporations.

1. In general. A sentence to pay a fine, when imposed on a corporation
for an offense defined in this chapter or for an offense defined outside
this chapter for which no special corporate fine is specified, shall be
a sentence to pay an amount, fixed by the court, not exceeding:

(a) Ten thousand dollars, when the conviction is of a felony;

(b) Five thousand dollars, when the conviction is of a class A
misdemeanor or of an unclassified misdemeanor for which a term of
imprisonment in excess of three months is authorized;

(c) Two thousand dollars, when the conviction is of a class B
misdemeanor or of an unclassified misdemeanor for which the authorized
term of imprisonment is not in excess of three months;

(d) Five hundred dollars, when the conviction is of a violation;

(e) Any higher amount not exceeding double the amount of the
corporation's gain from the commission of the offense or, if the
corporation is convicted of a crime defined in article four hundred
ninety-six of this chapter, any higher amount not exceeding three times
the amount of the corporation's gain from the commission of such
offense.

2. Exception. In the case of an offense defined outside this chapter,
if a special fine for a corporation is expressly specified in the law or
ordinance that defines the offense, the fine fixed by the court shall be
as follows:

(a) An amount within the limits specified in the law or ordinance that
defines the offense; or

(b) Any higher amount not exceeding double the amount of the
corporation's gain from the commission of the offense.

3. Determination of amount or value. When the court imposes the fine
authorized by paragraph (e) of subdivision one or paragraph (b) of
subdivision two for any offense the provisions of subdivision three of
section 80.00 shall be applicable to the sentence.