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Sample notice of penalty - explained

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Local Courts of New South Wales Post Office Box 217 BLACKTOWN 2148 Telephone: 02 9672 2610 Facsimile: 02 9672 2666 Hearing or speech impaired call NRS:133 677 Email: local_court_blacktown@agd.nsw.gov.au Website: www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lc ABN: 68 199 215 208

CHARLES BOSTOCK 3999 EXAMPLE STREET ASHFIELD NSW 2131
15 October 2011

NOTICE OF PENALTY

Case number 2011/0001 Case title R v Charles Bostock 2011/0001 Negligent driving (Your details and the name of the offence).
Order date: 15 October 2011 (The date the court sentenced you and made orders about your penalty).
You must pay the following by: 12 November 2011 (The date you must pay the penalty)
amounts (which are listed below) by.
Fine $353.00 (The amount of the fine given to you by the court).
Costs $81.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay to cover the court's costs).
Witness expenses $0.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay for the prosecution's witness's expenses).
Compensation $0.00 (The amount the court ordered you to pay to compensate a victim).
Prosecution costs $250.00 (The amount the court ordered you pay to cover the prosecution's costs for running the case).
Victims Compensation Levy $67.00 (The Victim's Compensation Levy (VCL) is a tax imposed on all offences (other than some minor offences). You may be ordered to pay the VCL even if the court did not give you a fine (for example where you were given a bond or community service order), but not where you were given a s.10(1)(a) dismissal. The VCL is imposed for each offence dealt with by the court.
Total owing $75100 (The total amount you must pay).

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AUTHORITY FOR PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
Credit Card Payment Details
Card Number:
Card Type: AMEX Diners Club MasterCard Visa
Expiry Date:
Amount: $
Cardholder Name:
Cardholder Signature:
(Complete this authority if you want to pay your fine by credit card).

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PENALTY PAYMENT

1. How to pay
By post - Please make out a cheque or money order to The Registrar and send it with a copy of the Notice of Penalty to the address shown on the top right of the notice.
By post - Credit Card - Please complete the Credit Card Authority on the bottom of the Notice of Penalty and send the notice with the signed authority to the address shown on the top right of the notice. You should keep a copy of the notice for your own records.
Phone Credit Card payments may be made by calling Court Services Centre on 1300 679 272. You will need to supply the information contained in the Credit Card Authority.
In person - Please take this notice to any Court Registry. Payments can be made by cash, Eftpos, cheque, money order or by credit card.

2. Time to pay
If you cannot pay the total amount owing on the due date, you should apply for further time to pay. You may need to give information in writing about your financial circumstances. Please take this notice to any Court Registry.

3. Centrepay deductions
If you receive a pension or benefit from Centrelink and want to pay the penalty by instalments deducted from your Centrelink payments, you should complete and sign the attached Centrepay Deduction Authorisation and send it with this notice to the address shown on the top right of the notice. You should keep copies of the authorisation and the notice for your own records.

4. If you do not pay by the due date. Penalties not paid by the due date will be referred to the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) to enforce.

5. If your case goes to the State Debt Recovery Office the SDRO may:
- suspend or cancel your driver's licence, or
- cancel your vehicle registration, or
- seize and sell your assets, or
- deduct money from your wages, or
- order community service, with a penalty of imprisonment if you breach that.
You will also have to pay extra if SDRO takes enforcement action. If you have committed a Commonwealth offence, other types of enforcement action may be taken against you.

6. If you need to pay a Victims Compensation Levy
The amount payable in this Notice of Penalty may include a Victims Compensation Levy (VCL). This is a levy imposed automatically when a person is convicted of an offence and is not part of the court's order. It is imposed even where there is no fine. The levy is payable and enforceable pursuant to section 79 of the Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act 1996.

Re-Hearing
You may have the right to have your matter re-heard by the District Court. Further information may be obtained from any District Court Criminal Registry.

Appeals
You may have the right of appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal against the Court's decision. An appeal or a notice of intention to appeal must be lodged within 28 days of the date of hearing. If you do not lodge an appeal or notice of
intention to appeal within that time, you will need to seek leave of the Court to appeal. Further information may be obtained from the Court of Criminal Appeal.

LC Appeals
You may have a right of appeal to the District Court against the Court's decision. An appeal MUST be lodged within 28 days of the date of hearing and may be lodged at any Court registry. If you do not lodge your appeal within that time you need to seek leave of the Court to appeal. This must be done within 3 months of the date of hearing. Further information may be obtained at any Court registry. There is a fee involved.

Application for annulment and rehearing:
Application may be made to a Local Court for annulment and rehearing of the matter in certain circumstances. An application must be made within a certain time after the date of hearing. Further information may be obtained from any
Court registry.

Please have this notice with you if you need to ask any questions about your penalty.