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Has the constitutionality of day-fines been challenged in the US?

Day-fines are a type of fine, common in many European countries, in which the amount of the fine is based on both the severity of the offense and the income of the offender; thus, an investment banker ...
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If one person's illegal act causes another person to unintentionally commit an infraction punished by a fine, can the second person sue the first?

Suppose that Bob steals Alice's wallet, which contains her driver license, from her purse. She does not notice that he did this. Alice, thinking that her wallet is still in her purse (she has no ...
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What is the legal status of private parking charges fines? [duplicate]

Bob receives a letter from Debt Recovery Plus about an overtime parking charge from a private “creditor”. What legal authority do they have to levy such fines and what is the worst that could happen ...
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Do I get a letter asking to attend Traffic School, after paying traffic ticket online? (In california)

Last month, I got a speeding citation in California (County of Contra Costa). Then I got the ticket in the mail. Ticket offered 2 options: Pay the ticket (admission of guilt) = ~$240 Pay the ticket (...
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In Germany, why are fines for fare evasion more likely to lead to jail time than other traffic-related fines?

For most traffic related offences in Germany, eg: illegal parking, driving intoxicated and speeding, the punishment is a fine. But, if you enter the public transprot without ticket, then you are ...
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If I am out of the country for a long time, am I liable for missed Jury Duty?

Say that I spend a few years traveling the world, visiting Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.. Then I come back to my home in the California to find missed several Jury Duty summons in the mail. Am I liable ...
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What legal penalties may Twitter face as a result of the Eli Lilly fake tweet?

Twitter recently made it possible to get a verification check added to an account by just paying 8 dollars, causing a rash of fake 'verified' accounts. One of these accounts was for Eli Lilly, a ...
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Can BTP officers issue penalty fares in London tube stations?

Bob double shuffled through the tube barriers while holding his Oyster card, bank card, and passport. Looking down at his phone, upon going through, he inadvertently walked into a BTP officer who ...
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Court decides that Rob must pay Alice. Is she obliged to take the payment?

Reading this article where a crime victim rejected a $200 payment that the court had ordered the offender to pay her made me think: what happens now? Is she obliged to take it? If she doesn't provide ...
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How can the UK government fine itself?

In this news story the UK government has been fined £500,000 but who is doing the fining? Is the government fining itself?
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Algorithm generated fines

In the UK, there was recently a case in the press about a driver that was issued a fine for driving in a bus lane. The photograph the Local Authority supplied as "evidence" was of someone ...
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Is possession of a firearm in Spain only punishable by a fine?

I have read on the Interior Ministry website (Google translation link) that in Spain possession of a firearm, in the absence of any other crime (such as armed robbery) is only subject to a fine of up ...
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What is the criteria for court costs to be assessed in NJ?

I've sat in traffic court in the past and I noticed that most defendants simply plead guilty and are assessed the fine. Consequently, I've noticed that some defendants contest the charge and if they ...
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How a country can fine an Internet company from another country?

Recently France fined Google. Google intends to comply. Why? How a country can fine an Internet company from another country? I understand that Google's business is mostly ads. As long as France is ...
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Can a landlord charge everyone for one tenant's misbehavior?

Part of my lease agreement is to cooperate in keeping the communal trash area tidy. Someone in my building, unknown who, is putting trash directly in the can outside rather than bagging their gross ...
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How does The Warranty Department afford (or avoid) the FTC Do Not Call fines?

Supposedly, there are fines associated with violating the Do Not Call list — these fines may be, per call, greater than the US median yearly income — yet this ubiquitous script plagues most peoples' ...
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Is it Illegal to buy a Lenco Bearcat?

I have seen in video games and in movies where a SWAT Squad rolls up in this unbelievable but slow vehicle that looks so cool, and I later found out that it was a Lenco Ballistic Engineered Armored ...
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Can a person be charged above the amount of damages by laws as a fine?

Added after edit: Is there any clause in the Constitution of California that prevents a law from attaching fines that are worth more than the actual damage that was caused by violation of the law?Has ...
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Can an employer fine an employee in Virginia?

My son just started a job with a franchisee of a well-known delivery company. The franchisee is located in Virginia, and some of the items in the employee handbook sound fishy to me. He was given a ...
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Drink and riding (bicycle) offence in Germany

I am charged with a criminal offence in a drink-and-riding-a-bicycle case. I have received a letter mentioning the alcohol content 1.66 promile. I have accepted the charges and agreed to pay the fine. ...
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Helping a friend = Too many fines and not enough money

A insured a motor bike for B, who signed it over to A. Since then, A has gotten close to $1000 in photo radar tickets. After multiple attempts to stop B from speeding, A cancelled the insurance. After ...
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Tourist being fined on a bus and not paying it afterwards

I do know that different countries have different approaches when it comes to bus companies inflicting fines and whatnot, but on general grounds, how does it work for a tourist not willing to pay a ...
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Can a fine incrue interest? Can a fine be/become unreasonable?

In the United States, there are certain situations where you must pay a fine that government in the United States puts upon someone. However, is it legal to impose a fine greater than what a person ...
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UK fixed penalty notice for EU resident

If an EU citizen (and EU resident) travels to the UK and receives an FPN (Fixed Penalty Notice) in the UK for littering, can the UK still enforce the fine? Would the UK authorities need something more ...
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Law in Japan prohibiting (or just not authorizing?) fines "on people who refuse to stay home"?

France24 writes about Covid-19 handling in Japan: Unlike in other countries, Japanese authorities are not allowed by law to impose fines or other penalties on people who refuse to stay home. That ...
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Overdue fines for first monition

I had a funny situation with my insurance here in Germany. Background: I moved my main bank account to another bank in January 2019. I immediately noticed my private insurance company of that and ...
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Does signing for someone else's letter containing a fine make the original recipient liable to the contents of the letter?

I am a UK resident and during a road-trip I made to Italy I (unknowingly) went to a restricted road which I was not allowed to go in. This apparently resulted in me being liable for a fine. However I ...
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Are parking lots allowed to ticket for a higher price than listed

I recently received a parking ticket when forgetting to pay at a parking lot. However, it seems they increased their ticket price without changing any of their signage. The sign at the entrance ...
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Texas excessive fining

I am just curious if it is legal for Texas to issue a ticket, once the ticket is issued you are automatically also required to pay a surcharge to keep your license from being suspended and on top of ...
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Where does the money from speeding tickets go in Massachusetts?

I have noticed a significant drop in both local speed traps and predatory cruising by state police in Massachusetts. At a number of well-known speed trap locations I have not seen a car in many years. ...
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