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On The Spot Fines UK

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by droptheknife, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. droptheknife

    droptheknife Member

    Joined: Feb 29, 2004 Messages: 481 Likes Received: 0
    Where I work we got some e-mail through about these new on the spot fines for small things like first time shoplifters, underage drinking and more importantly MINOR CRIMINAL DAMAGE. When i read this I remember seeing something on TV about new laws that allow police to hand out £80 on the spot fines for graffiti (and other small offences). Does anyone from the UK have any idea if it means that if you get caught bombing the most you can get is an £80 fine? Or is it just going to be another thing on top of getting raided and taken to court? Please help me out because if it will be limited to a £80 fine and thats it I will be most pleased. But on the other hand its just another thing on top of what you already get then its a cunt.
  2. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    I think it will work mainly if you get caught by normal police (not BTP) just doing a little street tag or the like. I am pistive BTP will still do what they do and if you get caught doing a fill-in that isn't minor so I doubt that is covered by this.

    BARRY CLAVA Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2004 Messages: 321 Likes Received: 0
    i think it is up to the officer at the time, for example if hes having a quiet nite he might take you in and put you through the system, but if it was kicking out time on a friday you would probably get an on the spot fine. Theyve been talking about this for a while, its never worked in my favour though. Just luck of the draw i suppose.
  4. phels

    phels Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2003 Messages: 206 Likes Received: 0
    £80 would be alot nicer than going court. then again
    if you had previous they would probably just arrest you anyway.
    i'll remember to suggest it next time a copper gets fresh
  5. droptheknife

    droptheknife Member

    Joined: Feb 29, 2004 Messages: 481 Likes Received: 0
    Once again a legal grey area. I just want it be like Barcelona for fucks sake. Is that too much to ask!
  6. sneak

    sneak Guest

    in reality i can see it working, if you get caught for little pen bombs or something but if your caught street bombing with paint and vengenance, your probly likely to be seeing the inside of a cell for a bit