Section 16-31 Authorized dispositions.


    (a) Every person found guilty of an offense defined by this article shall be dealt with by the court in accordance with the provisions of this article.

    (b) Whenever any person has been found guilty of a misdemeanor the court shall make one or more of the following dispositions of the offender in any appropriate combination. The court may:

    (1)    Sentence the person to a term of imprisonment as authorized by sections 16-41 through 16-43.

    (2)    Sentence the person to pay a fine as authorized by sections 16-66 through 16-70.

    (3)    Suspend the imposition of sentence, with or without placing the person on probation.

    (4)    Pronounce sentence and suspend its execution, placing the person on probation.

    (5)    Impose a period of detention as a condition of probation, as authorized by section 16-54.

    (c) Whenever any person has been found guilty of an infraction, the court shall make one or more of the following dispositions of the offender in any appropriate combination. The court may:

    (1)    Sentence the person to pay a fine as authorized by sections 16-66 and 16-67.

    (2)    Suspend the imposition of sentence, with or without placing the person on probation.

    (3)    Pronounce sentence and suspend its execution, placing the person on probation.

    (d) Whenever any organization has been found guilty of an offense, the court shall make one or more of the following dispositions of the organization in any appropriate combination. The court may:

    (1)    Sentence the organization to pay a fine as authorized by sections 16-66 through 16-70;

    (2)    Suspend the imposition of sentence, with or without placing the organization on probation;

    (3)    Pronounce sentence and suspend its execution, placing the organization on probation;

    (4)    Impose any special sentence or sanction authorized by law.

    (e) Whenever any person shall have been found guilty of violating any ordinance involving the possession of marijuana or hashish, in addition to or in lieu of any other punishment, the court shall require the offender to attend and complete a drug education program where a suitable program exists. Persons required to attend a drug education program pursuant to this paragraph may be charged a reasonable fee to cover the costs of such program.

    (f) This article shall not be construed to deprive the court of any other authority which has, or may be, conferred by law to decree a forfeiture of property, suspend or cancel a license, remove a person from office, or impose any other civil penalty. An appropriate order exercising such authority may be included as part of any sentence.

(Code 1964, § 7.455; Ord. No. 10638, § 1, 7-1-85)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 557.011.