Fixed penalty notice

A notice issued to someone who has committed an offence (typically, but not necessarily a traffic offence), which entitles them to pay a fixed sum of money as an alternative to being prosecuted for the offence.

Explanation attempts (100)

27 Oct 2012 10:35
quote A fine of a fixed sum, usually attributed to vehicle/parking/speeding tickets. Can be issued via the post and if unpaid within a certain time frame can increase in value. No criminal offence registered against the receiver of the notice if the fine is paid. It's illegal not to pay it. unquote
28 Oct 2012 19:14
quote A mandatory fine not open to negotiation. unquote
28 Oct 2012 20:02
quote Afine that is always the same monetary amount unquote
29 Oct 2012 15:20
quote A fine of a fixed amount - the amount may be monetary or may be points for example on your driving license unquote
29 Oct 2012 15:43
quote A fine (e.g. parking ticket) unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:17
quote A penalty that you have to pay by a certain time unquote
29 Oct 2012 20:51
quote a penalty or punishment that is fixed, and notice of this penalty unquote
30 Oct 2012 09:01
30 Oct 2012 18:47
quote A fine that is for the same amount unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:58
quote That a law has been broken but to streamline administration there is a standard penalty regardless of circumstances unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:06
quote A fee or a sum of money which someone must pay for not obliging a certain rule e.g. not buying a car parking ticket unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:33
quote A fine for speeding or parking illegally. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:41
quote Set amount to pay for an offence committed instead of going to court. unquote
31 Oct 2012 12:36
quote fixed payment unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:35
quote A non-negotiable penalty charge usually given with a time deadline unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:10
quote a fixed fine unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:18
quote A penalty, a parking fine for example, that is of a fixed amount unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:51
quote A fixed penatly is where you have done something wrong, unlawful and have recieved a fixed penalty notice explaining what you ahve done and the penalty. unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:19
quote A fine or fee that will be paid to the authorities. This penalty must be dealt with and will not change until completed. A parking fine is a common example of a fixed penalty notice. unquote
31 Oct 2012 20:21
quote a fixed penalty notice is an on the spot punishment handed out for a number of different offences and mainly results in a fine unquote
31 Oct 2012 23:15
quote Don't know unquote
1 Nov 2012 16:49
quote a fine that needs to be paid within a specific period unquote
1 Nov 2012 21:07
quote Describes when a certain offence has a automatic cost or punishment implication , that is fixed and non variable. unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:00
quote A warning for a fine for an offence, that isn't a variable amount depending on the severity of the crime. unquote
2 Nov 2012 09:43
quote A period of time before penalties for a crime are to be served, unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:59
quote That the penalty or fine is set according to the offence and isn't varied unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:03
quote A fixed penalty notice is a pre determined punishment for breaking a law. I'm not sure if this would be a fine though. unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:36
quote A fixed fine - not subject to any further edits or conditions unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:57
quote A notice or notification that you have been found in violation of the law and have to pay a penalty unquote
21 Nov 2012 05:08
quote This is the sepcific period in which a fine must be paid unquote
21 Nov 2012 06:13
quote A paper demand for funds issued as a result of having broken a minor law. unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:34
quote no quibbling. pay now and pay what they want. unquote
21 Nov 2012 12:53
quote A set fine for an offence unquote
21 Nov 2012 16:50
quote A censure which can be issued for minor infringements, such as dropping litter or cycling on the pavement, by the law officer on the spot. unquote
26 Nov 2012 18:09
quote You have a fine to pay that is fixed. unquote
25 Apr 2013 22:31
quote This is a fine or other punishment which can only be issued with a single charge with no variation to anyone, I.E a parking fine for £70 to you would be &70 to anyone else who received it with no discrepancy for creed, colour, gender or race. unquote
12 Nov 2013 13:53
quote A fine which is not open to negotiation. unquote
12 Nov 2013 16:37
quote This is notice in the form of a written sheet advising that a standard specified fine has been incurred for a legal offence such as parking, speeding, no seatbelt, etc. This is £60 to be paid within a specific time period before it increases. unquote
12 Nov 2013 22:08
quote A monetary charge for a misdemenour which has broken the law. Not a serious crime but one that has the potential to endanger others (ie speeding). unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:02
quote Meaning you have to pay a fine or fee by a certain time. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:03
quote Usually a punishment given on the spot - not an offence which goes to court and is a punishment which is usually given by a police officer soon after the crime is committed. unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:32
quote A fixed penalty notice is for minor offences like parking on double yellow lines. The candidate can either pay the fine or opt for it to go through a court procedure. unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:36
quote A fine for parking in an unauthorised place. unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:12
quote A fine for parking, anti-social behaviour and other things. Can either pay the fine or go to court. unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:41
quote It is a legally agreed amount of money to be paid out for breaking the law in one way or other. unquote
15 Nov 2013 01:30
quote A document stating a specified amount to be paid as a result of wrong doing. unquote
15 Nov 2013 08:44
quote Something given to someone who has been convicted of a crime. unquote
15 Nov 2013 12:21
quote A quantitative figure of the consequences due to one's own negative actions. unquote
15 Nov 2013 17:10
quote A Parking Ticket is a Fixed Penalty Notice. Covers minor offences, to prevent overcrowding of the Court system. By breaching the definition pertaining to the Notice leads to a fixed fine. Eg No Parking unquote
15 Nov 2013 17:47
quote The paperwork pertaining to a fine which someone must pay for breaking the law in some way. For example, you could get a fixed penalty notice of a £60 fine and three points on your driving licence for a minor speeding offence. unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:54
quote Having to pay a charge within a certain amount of time unquote
16 Nov 2013 00:12
quote Something to do with a fine unquote
16 Nov 2013 02:51
quote A notice indicating the penalty/cost for an action which issued to someone after committing an action that would require a fixed penalty notice. unquote
16 Nov 2013 17:08
quote a fine unquote
16 Nov 2013 20:25
quote A fixed penalty notice refers to a punishment which is unable to be overturned, reversed or changed; completely inflexible. unquote
16 Nov 2013 22:56
quote Notification of an unchangeable punishment. A non agreeable fine set as a specific punishment for breaking the law unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:15
quote when you are given a ticket for a fixed amount depending on the "crime" (£60 speeding fine, etc) unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:33
quote You have a fine that must be payed unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:16
quote Fixed charge unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:59
quote Said person has to pay a financial penalty within a certain period of time. unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:02
quote This is a parking ticket unquote
17 Nov 2013 21:21
quote Something you can't go against unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:50
quote Its a financial penalty which has to be paid and there is no flexibility on the amount unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:10
quote Notification that you will be fined for seething that you have done for a set amount of time. unquote
18 Nov 2013 00:23
quote A fine, of a fixed amount, served where warnings are obviously displayed - such as a parking fine for parking illegally. unquote
18 Nov 2013 00:39
quote A notice informing an individual that the have been penalized and are due to pay the predetermined fee accordingly. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:00
quote A fine which you have to pay in a certain amount of time... Ain't nobody got time for that! unquote
19 Nov 2013 11:59
quote A fixed price fine for breaking the law eg a parking ticket unquote
29 Oct 2014 18:31
quote This is notification to me about a fine. I would be given the exact amount that I need to pay. unquote
5 Nov 2014 01:26
quote A fixed penalty notice is a standard punishment for a crime. Usually applied to driving offences. unquote
5 Nov 2014 12:35
quote I do not understand this term. unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:18
quote non criminal offence, such as speeding, not wearing a seatbelt etc, paid on the spot to a member of the law enforcement body. unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:01
quote A notice given after committing a crime giving you a non-negotiable fine unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:51
quote After committing a crime or failing to pay a set amount to a person or institution, you are required by law to pay the outstanding debt to the required party, by a set date. Failure to pay will result in court action. unquote
8 Nov 2014 22:53
quote Having to pay a legal fee for comittng a minor illegal offence eg. traffic offences unquote
9 Nov 2014 17:24
quote A type of fine. You can choose to pay or settle in court, contest etc. If you don't pay within 30 days they can increase. unquote
10 Nov 2014 18:09
quote Theft under the disguise of policing unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:42
quote A driving infringement has been made. which has broken the law, the penalty is a fine and/or points on licence. Paying up early early reduces the fine, however by challenging the notice it will mean paying in full because the time limit for a reduced fine will expire. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:20
quote A non fluctuating fine that must be paid by a specific date for a committed offence unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:59
quote A fixed time by which a fine must be paid. unquote
3 Aug 2015 12:14
quote Hmm, this is a bit more tricky, does it mean a fixed fine? Like the £70 if you drop a cigarette butt? unquote
4 Nov 2015 13:20
quote A notice with a fixed fine that will need to be paid, given for committing an offence unquote
8 Nov 2015 16:50
quote The period of time allowed for someone to be notified of receiving a fine or penalty. unquote
10 Nov 2015 21:20
quote Being caught for breaking the law and being given a penalty fine there and then on the spot of a fixed price by the police unquote
14 Nov 2015 12:05
quote I think 'fixed' implies that the crime/act/offence etc. (I think it could even be parking illegally) results in a penalty for the actor, however, there is not way in which they can appeal to the discretion of council/police etc. I think the criminal act is prescribed with a penalty, normally monetary? I get the impression the more I look at the term that the offence has to be minor in order to directly stipulate a specific penalty, so parking and speeding is what springs to mind. unquote
22 Nov 2015 12:05
quote a fine for a minor offence where the amount to pay has been pre-determined by law unquote
22 Nov 2015 17:44
quote A fine given on the spot. unquote
27 Nov 2015 13:33
quote This is a fine for an illegal action which has been set and is not subject to variation or negotiation. unquote
8 Nov 2016 23:48
quote Notice of a fine given to someone that cannot be negotiated. unquote
11 Nov 2016 10:56
quote Parking ticket or similar unquote
11 Nov 2016 18:42
quote A minimum penalty that is dealt out for a specific crime. unquote
13 Nov 2016 14:44
quote a fine recieved that is a set amount often associated with parking and or driving unquote
13 Nov 2016 17:59
quote A fine or punishment of some kind that has a fixed date to be responded to. unquote
13 Nov 2016 18:18
quote Fine given for breaking a road traffic offence unquote
14 Nov 2016 11:40
quote A consequence that will always happen if an individual does a certain thing unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:25
quote It is a ticket issued as a result of an offence, resulting in a fine unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:44
quote A charge that you have to pay unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:17
quote Police issuing a fine and Points for minor traffic offences unquote
14 Nov 2016 22:04
quote Pay a fine, before the date on the notice unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:34
quote A payment made by someone that is non negotiable after they have done something wrong unquote


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