Summary penal order

If the person fined does not consent to the fine procedure, the authority may issue a summary penal order. In such cases, the pre-trial investigation authority issues a fixed petty fine request or fine request, or the prosecutor issues a penal order or fixed petty fine order. 

The person fined has 30 days to change their mind and consent to the written fine procedure by paying the fine in part or in full. A verbal notification of consent is not sufficient after the person fined has first refused the procedure.

If the person fined has not paid the fine by the due date, the fine is transferred to the criminal procedure consisting of a pre-trial investigation, the consideration of charges and a possible trial. Late payments are not accepted, but are returned to the payer instead.

Fines imposed by a court can be converted into imprisonment if they are left unpaid.

Processing of criminal matters

Criminal proceedings