Fines

Fines in Europe

Fines in Sweden

Fines in the Swedish Penal Code

The Swedish Criminal Code was adopted in 1962 and entered into force on 1 January 1965. It contains provisions on fines and on most of the acts

that constitute crimes in Sweden. The provisions on other crimes

are to be found in special legislation.

Fines in Sweden under

Section 7

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 7 reads as follows: Fines accrue to the State. (Law 1991:240)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 6

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 6 reads as follows: Fines as a consolidated punishment for several crimes are imposed as day-fines, if any one of the crimes is punishable with a day-fine. Day-fines as a consolidated punishment may be imposed up to a number of at most two hundred, and summary fines up to an amount of at most five thousand Swedish crowns. If a certain minimum fine is prescribed for any one the crimes a lesser fine may not be imposed. (Law 1993:201)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 5

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 5 reads as follows: Fines may be used as a consolidated punishment for several crimes, if fines can be imposed for each and every one of the crimes. If special reasons exist, the court may impose summary fines for one or more crimes for which such sanction is prescribed and at the same time impose another form of fine for other criminality. Consolidated fines may not be imposed for crime for which standardised fines or fines that may not be converted into imprisonment are prescribed. (Law 1991:240)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 1

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 1 reads as follows: Fines shall be imposed according to the provisions laid down for the crime in question as day-fines, summary fines or standardised fines. If a particular form of fine is not prescribed for the crime, fines shall be imposed as day-fines or, if the crime is punishable with less than thirty day-fines, as summary fines. (Law 1993:201)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 4

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 4 reads as follows: Standardised fines are fines that, in accordance with what is provided for the crime, shall be determined according to a special basis of computation. The lowest amount for a standardised fine is one hundred Swedish crowns. (Law 1991:240)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 3

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 3 reads as follows: Summary fines shall be imposed to an amount of at least one hundred Swedish crowns and at most two thousand Swedish crowns. However, if a lower maximum amount is specially provided for, it shall be applicable. (Law 1991:240)

Fines in Sweden under

Section 9

Under Part Three, on Sanctions, and Chapter 25, on Fines, etc., the Section 9 reads as follows: With regard to a conditional fine imposed upon a person in a particular case by decision of a court or other public authority, Sections 7 and 8 shall be correspondingly applicable. So far as other conditional fines are concerned, the provisions of this Chapter on fines shall be applicable. (Law 1991:240)

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