Fines

Fines can be issued by the police, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Coast Guard or the Swedish Prosecution Authority, among others. The size of the fine is dependent on, for example, the seriousness of the crime.

Summary imposition of breach-of-regulations fine

Summary imposition of breach-of-regulations fine involves fines issued by the police, the Swedish Coast Guard or Swedish Customs. The fines are often issued on the spot and then approved by the signature of the recipient. An approved (signed) injunction is valid as a legally binding judgment.

Summary imposition of a fine

Summary imposition of a fine involves fines issued by prosecutors or customs prosecutors. If you admit to the crimes described in the summary imposition and accept the punishment and any other consequences, you can approve the injunction. If you do not approve it, the prosecutor can bring an action against you in court.

Court fines

Court fines have been determined by a judgment from a District Court, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Fines proportional to the offender's
daily income and one-time monetary fines

Fines proportional to the offender's daily income

Fines proportional to the offender's daily income are used for more serious crimes. The size of the fine depends on your income, while the number of fines relates to the severity of the offense

One-time monetary fines

One-time monetary fines are mostly used for minor offenses. The size of the fine depends on the seriousness of the offense. Your income has no impact on the size of the fine.

Charges for the Fund for Victims of Crime Act

All who are convicted of a crime that can lead to a jail sentence must pay a Fund for Victims of Crime Act charge. You must also pay the charge if you have not been sentenced to jail. The Fund for Victims of Crime Act charge is included in the sum stated on the inpayment form administered by the Swedish National Police Board.

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