Fines

A fine is a monetary penalty. Fines can be imposed if it is specified as a penalty for the offence.

Generally an offence will note how many penalty units the fine is to consist of. One penalty unit is equal to $110.

Fines can be imposed of as the only punishment or in addition to another penalty. Unless the statutory provision sets a mandatory amount for a fine, the judge has the discretion to specify the amount of the fine.

The court will consider the means of an offender to pay the fine when determining what amount should be payable.