FINES . . . BUGGER
We have included a section on fines to give you practical advice about how to avoid getting into deeper trouble for non payment of fines.
We will give you direct access to all relevant sites to visit. We will also provide you with a full overview of the fines collection system in operation in New Zealand.
We also give you advice about how you might be able to apply for the fines to be wiped or replaced with Community Work.
Visit the following website :
. . . Fines Website
Click on Sentencing in the Related Topics box above and at the end of this topic for a direct link to other helpful topics. to look at the general principles of sentencing.
Two new Acts of Parliament involving sentencing were passed into law in July 2002.
We suggest you visit our Index Site in our Master Index entitled Sentencing to get an overview of the new law.
We can tell you now that there will be a greater emphasis on people being fined rather than having other sentences imposed.
You will that we have covered topics under Sentencing and Parole
We do not know exactly how this will work in practice because many people who come before the Court simply cannot pay fines.
However, we repeat that the emphasis will be more on fines under the new law.
We also point out that, in addition to a fine imposed by the Court, you are ordered to pay $130.00 costs to the Court together with any Reparation order.
It is extremely difficult to have reparation orders ultimately forgiven by the Court or changed into Community Work.
You must realise that Reparation will almost always remain.
You have 28 days to pay your fine or you can apply to the Fines Enfo
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