Traffic fines – know your rights!

[tabs] [tab title=”Warrant For Arrest”] If you ignored a summons requiring you to appear in court for failing to pay a traffic fine, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest for being in contempt of court.

Practical steps to follow:

[button link=http://www.bregmans.co.za/warrant-for-your-arrest]Read More…[/button] [/tab] [tab title=”Camera Fines – CPA”] After an infringement is captured on camera the infringer, and within 30 days, a notice of offence under Section 341 of the Criminal Procedure Act must be generated and sent to the alleged infringer.

[button link=http://www.bregmans.co.za/fines-issued-in-terms-of-the-criminal-procedure-act]Read More…[/button] [/tab] [tab title=”Camera Fines – AARTO”] Traffic fines under Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, No. 46 of 1998 (AARTO), currently applicable to Tshwane and Johannesburg.

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The Metro Police may threaten to arrest you for unpaid traffic fines. What are your rights if you are stopped at a roadblock and the traffic/metro police determine that you have not paid outstanding traffic fines and that there is a warrant out for your arrest? See the tab above.

Traffic fines captured on camera. There is a distinction between fines imposed under the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) (that applies countrywide) and fines in terms of AARTO (that only apply to Tshwane and Johannesburg).

See the above tabs for more.


 

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