Day Fine Units

Day Fine Units in Europe

Day Fine Units in Germany

Provisions relating to day fine units in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Three Sanctionsunder the First Title, Penalties -imprisonment,” located in Section 40 Day fine units, which reads: (1) A fine shall be imposed in daily units. The minimum fine shall consist of five and, unless the law provides otherwise, the maximum shall consist of three hundred and sixty full daily units. (2) The court shall determine the amount of the daily unit taking into consideration the personal and financial circumstances of the offender. In doing so, it shall typically base its calculation on the actual average one-day net income of the offender or the average income he could achieve in one day. A daily unit shall not be set at less than one and not at more than thirty thousand euros. (3) The income of the offender, his assets and other relevant assessment factors may be estimated when setting the amount of a daily unit. (4) The number and amount of the daily units shall be indicated in the decision.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to day fine units is current as of 2010

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