Q222: What are fixed penalty notices?
Fixed penalty notices are a means for dealing with various minor public order offences and were brought in under the Anti-social Behaviour Scotland Act 2004.
Police officers can issue a fixed penalty notice and a fine of £40 for the following offences:
- Breach of the peace
- Malicious Mischief
- Public drunkenness
- Being in charge of child whilst drunk in public
- Drinking in public
- Urinating or defecating in public
- Refusing to leave licensed premises on being requested to do so
- Riotous behaviour while drunk in licensed premises
- Persisting, to annoyance of others, in playing musical instruments, singing, playing radios etc. on being required to stop