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(a) Violation of a provision of Part 9, 10, 10A, or 11 of this Article is an infraction unless the violation is specifically declared by law to be a misdemeanor or felony. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (a1) of this section, violation of the remaining Parts of this Article is a misdemeanor unless the violation is specifically declared by law to be an infraction or a felony.
(a1) A person who does any of the following is responsible for an infraction:
(1) Fails to carry the registration card in the vehicle, in violation of G.S. 20-57(c) .
(2) Repealed by S.L. 2016-90, § 12(b), eff. Dec. 1, 2016 .
(3) Fails to notify the Division of an address change for a vehicle registration card within 60 days after the change occurs, in violation of G.S. 20-67 .
(b) Unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided by law, a person found responsible for an infraction contained in this Article may be ordered to pay a penalty of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
(c) Unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided by law, a person convicted of a misdemeanor contained in this Article is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. A punishment is specific for purposes of this subsection if it contains a quantitative limit on the term of imprisonment or the amount of fine a judge can impose.
(c1) Repealed by S.L. 2014-100, § 16C.1(c), eff. Oct. 1, 2014 .
(c2) Repealed by S.L. 2013-385, § 5, eff. Dec. 1, 2013 .
(d) For purposes of determining whether a violation of an offense contained in this Chapter constitutes negligence per se, crimes and infractions shall be treated identically.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 20. Motor Vehicles § 20-176. Penalty for misdemeanor or infraction - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nc/chapter-20-motor-vehicles/nc-gen-st-sect-20-176.html
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