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Fines and infringements

Farrell, James 2012, Fines and infringementsThe law handbook 2013 : your practical guide to law in Victoria, Fitzroy Legal Service, Fitzroy, Vic, pp.185-203.

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Title Fines and infringements
Author(s) Farrell, James
Title of book The law handbook 2013 : your practical guide to law in Victoria
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 4.4
Total chapters 10.5
Start page 185
End page 203
Total pages 19
Publisher Fitzroy Legal Service
Place of Publication Fitzroy, Vic
Keyword(s) fines
Summary Many Victorian Acts, regulations and local council laws allow for the issue of infringement notices (often called "on-the-spot" fines) for offences under those enactments. Most commonly, infringement notices are issued for minor summary offences, including parking and traffic offences, public transport offences, public order offences (such as littering or drinking in a public place, alcohol-related offences and offensive behaviour) and additional offences including shop theft, careless driving, and certain offences relating to carrying knives. The penalty to be paid under an infringement notice is usually set by the legislation that creates the offence.

The Infringements Act 2006 (Vic) ("Infringements Act") came into effect on 1 July 2006 and regulates the infringements system in Victoria. The Infringements Act operates retrospectively and applies to all fines and infringement notices, whether issued before or after 1 July 2006.
ISBN 9780980558890
Language eng
Field of Research 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049741

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