It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this chapter or other law of this state declared to be a felony.
Unless another penalty is in this chapter or by the laws of this state provided, every person convicted of a misdemeanor for the violation of any provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter herein or by the laws of this state declared to constitute a felony shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year not more than five years, or by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Justices of the peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit, criminal and intermediate courts to enforce the misdemeanor penalties prescribed by this chapter.
Employees of the department of highways designated by the commissioner of highways as weight enforcement officers and employees of the Public Service Commission designated by the chairman as motor carrier utility inspectors, shall, during the course of their normal duties, have concurrent jurisdiction with police officers in the enforcement of article nine of this chapter.