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INFRINGEMENTS ACT 2006 - SECT 16

Person may elect to have matter heard in Court or Children's Court

S. 16(1) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 11(2)(a), substituted by No. 47/2014 s. 211(1) (as amended by No. 59/2017 s. 94).

    (1)     Unless subsection (1A) applies, a person served with an infringement notice may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court at any time before the outstanding amount of the infringement penalty, together with any penalty reminder notice fee are registered with the Director under the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

S. 16(1A) inserted by No. 47/2014 s. 211(1) (as amended by No. 59/2017 s. 94).

    (1A)     A person served with an infringement notice in respect of a non-registrable infringement offence may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Court at any time before the expiry of the period for commencing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.

    (2)     This section does not apply to infringement offences to which the following provisions apply—

S. 16(2)(a) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 11(2)(b).

        (a)     sections 89A to 89D of the Road Safety Act 1986 ;

S. 16(2)(b) amended by No. 6/2010 s. 203(1)
(Sch. 6 item 26.2) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), substituted by No. 29/2016 s. 96.

        (b)     section 95 of the Transport (Safety Schemes Compliance and Enforcement) Act 2014 ;

S. 16(2)(c) amended by No. 65/2010 s. 420(Sch. 3 item 8).

        (c)     sections 61A and 61BA of the Marine (Drug, Alcohol and Pollution Control) Act 1988 .

S. 16(3) inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 11(3), amended by No. 47/2014 s. 211(2)(a).

    (3)     Despite subsections (1) and (1A), if a person served with an infringement notice is a child, that person may elect to have the matter of the infringement offence heard and determined in the Children's Court

S. 16(3)(a) amended by No. 48/2006 ss 40(2), 42(Sch. item 18.3).

        (a)     in the case of an infringement offence for which an infringement penalty may be registered under clause 4 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 , at any time before an enforcement order under that Schedule is made;

S. 16(3)(b) amended by No. 47/2014 s. 211(2)(b).

        (b)     in the case of any other infringement offence, at any time before the expiry of the period for commencing a proceeding in relation to the offence to which the infringement notice relates.

S. 17 (Heading) amended by No. 32/2006 s. 12(1).



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