Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17922 on 12/01/2003, Section 15-18 read as follows.

(a)    Any judge hearing violations of municipal ordinances may, when in his the judge’s judgment it may seem advisable, grant a parole or probation to any person who shall plead guilty or who shall be convicted after a trial before such judge.  When a person is placed on probation, the person shall be given a certificate explicitly stating the conditions on which the person is being released.

(b)    In addition to such other authority as exists to order conditions of probation, the court may order conditions which the court believes will serve to compensate the victim of the crime, any dependent of the victim, or society in general.  Such conditions may include, but need not be limited to:

    (1)    Restitution to the victim or any dependent of the victim, in an amount to be determined by the judge; and

    (2)    The performance of a designated amount of free work for a public or charitable purpose, or purposes, as determined by the judge.

(c)    A person may refuse probation conditioned on the performance of free work.  If a person does so, the court shall decide the extent or duration of sentence or other disposition to be imposed and render judgment accordingly.

(d)    The court may modify or enlarge the conditions of probation at any time prior to the expiration or termination of the probation term.

(Code 1964, § 7.145)

    State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 479.190.