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  • Criminal penalties range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Civil penalties can range up to $500. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not less than $250 or more than $1,000, imprisonment for up to 90 days, or both a fine and imprisonment.
  • Persons may be held financially responsible for ecological damage caused by their ORV and ordered to restore damaged property to the original condition.
  • Additional penalties for operating an ORV under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances can be imposed and are more severe.
  • A person convicted of manslaughter, negligent homicide, or a felony resulting from off-road vehicle operation will have six points assessed against his or her driver’s license.
  • Serious criminal and ecological violations also may result in seizure and condemnation of the ORV.
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