Title 46, Chapter 2, Section 94
(a) Whenever the commission, after a hearing conducted in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of Code Section 46-2-91, finds that any person, firm, or corporation is operating as a household goods carrier for hire without a valid certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the commission or is holding itself out as such a carrier without such a certificate in violation of subsection (b) of this Code section, the commission may impose a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for each violation. The commission may assess the person, firm, or corporation an amount sufficient to cover the reasonable expense of investigation incurred by the commission. The commission may also assess interest at the rate specified in paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Code Section 46-2-91 on any fine or assessment imposed, to commence on the day the fine or assessment becomes delinquent. All fines, assessments, and interest collected by the commission shall be paid into the general fund of the state treasury. Any party aggrieved by a decision of the commission under this subsection may seek judicial review as provided in subsection (c) of Code Section 46-2-91.
(b) Any person, firm, or corporation who knowingly and willfully
issues, publishes, or affixes or causes or permits the issuance,
publishing, or affixing of any oral or written advertisement,
broadcast, or other holding out to the public, or any portion
thereof, that the person, firm, or corporation is in operation as a
household goods carrier for hire without having a valid certificate
of public convenience and necessity issued by the commission is
guilty of a misdemeanor. Any fine or assessment imposed by the
commission pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code
section shall not bar criminal prosecution pursuant to the
provisions of this subsection.