fixed penalty notice

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fixed penalty notice

a notice that offers the alleged offender the opportunity to pay a fine, in which case the matter is not prosecuted, thereby sparing the offender a conviction and saving time and expense. The alleged offender has the option to proceed to refuse and be charged with the offence.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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"The reasons for getting a penalty charge notice are indicated by the contravention code on the penalty charge notice, letting people know why they received it.
"Any individual who believes that a Penalty Charge Notice has been wrongly issued can challenge the matter by following the advice on the back of the Penalty Charge Notice."
The penalty charge notice won't just be enough to cover the cost of the medication or treatment you received, as there is an additional charge on top.
He explained: "These cases involve people who have not paid their Penalty Charge Notice and so someone -- "Mersey Gateway Crossing" -- on the TE3's I have seen, has applied for an order for recovery.
"However, drivers who park on yellow lines, in loading bays or stay all day in short-term bays will face a PS60 penalty charge notice.
During that time motorists parking or driving illegally will be issued with a warning notice instead of a penalty charge notice.
That said, anyone who feels they have been wrongly fined or feels aggrieved at receiving a penalty charge notice can and should make representations through the appeals process."
"That's why it's an offence under and can land you with a PS20 penalty charge notice."
In more than 20 years of driving through this area I have only ever seen a penalty charge notice (PNC) on a car.