The infringements system sets time limits after which no further action can be taken against you. These limits vary according to the stage the matter has reached in the infringements process. Where an A notice stating that a summary offence has been committed. It also states the amount of any fine that has to be paid. Includes many driving and parking offences. Also referred to as an ‘on-the-spot-fine’. has been issued, the time limit is six months from the A criminal act prohibited by state or commonwealth criminal law. An offence is either a summary offence (minor) or an indictable offence (serious)., or from the time when you last made a payment of part of the fine.
If, within that time, the matter has not been registered with Fines Victoria and a A formal document issued by a court which says someone must appear in court on the date stated in the document. See also service; writ. has not been issued for you to appear in An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate., the enforcement agency cannot make you pay the penalty.
If you are being pursued to pay old fines, check on these time limits; you may no longer be required to pay the Money that is owed by one person or business to another.. If you believe this is the case, seek advice from a financial counsellor (see Chapter 5.4) or legal Formal delivery of legal documents to a person to tell them there are court proceedings against them which they must defend, or to make sure a witness in a case knows when they have to go to court to give evidence. (see Chapter 2.4) to help you argue your case with the enforcement agency or Fines Victoria.