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Receiving a ticket
In traffic cases and certain other simple violations, the police issues notifications of penal order proceedings (”tickets”), complete with payment slips.
All such notifications — some 207,000 in 2010 — are checked by prosecutors. In most cases, the prosecutor issues an equivalent penal order, unless the recipient has contested the notification. Two or three per cent of the checks result in a correction or adjustment on the prosecutor’s own motion.
The notification of penal order proceedings can be contested within a period of seven days. In this event, a pre-trial investigation and consideration of charges are carried out in the matter, possibly leading to a charge being brought in a district court.
"Parking tickets" are not real criminal sanctions, and they are beyond the jurisdiction of prosecutors or district courts. Parking violation fees and highway overload fees are levied by other authorities.
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Updated on 22 July 2011