§61-11-17. Court to fix imprisonment and fine for misdemeanor.
The term of confinement in jail of a person found guilty of a
misdemeanor, where that punishment is prescribed, shall, unless
otherwise provided, be ascertained by the court, and the amount of
the fine, where the punishment is by fine, shall, except where it
is otherwise provided, be assessed by the court, so far as the term
of confinement and the amount of the fine are not fixed by law. In
addition to or in lieu of any other punishment prescribed herein,
the court may require the person found guilty of such misdemeanor
to participate in the litter control program.