On-the-spot fines for common offences
Police can issue on-the-spot fines to people aged over 18 for common offences such as:
- drunk and disorderly behaviour
- indecent language
- offensive behaviour
- consuming or supplying liquor on unlicensed premises
- failure to leave licensed premises when requested
- hanging around, or trying to enter a licensed place when they have been barred (by a barring order) – see .
- what law they say you have broken
- how much you have to pay
- when you have to pay the fine.
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Reviewed 02 March 2022