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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
In criminal cases of minor importance (except in the case of juveniles), the public prosecutor's office can apply for a summary penalty order to be issued instead of bringing charges.
The summary penalty order procedure is a procedure without a trial.
The penalty order is issued by the judge in written proceedings.
The defendant may lodge an objection to the penalty order with the court that issued the penalty order in writing or on the record of the court registry within two weeks of service.
Once the objection has been lodged, a main hearing will be scheduled. In the resulting judgment, the judge is not bound by the statement contained in the penalty order. The decision may therefore be less favorable to the defendant.
If no objection is lodged, the penalty order becomes legally binding and is equivalent to a final criminal judgment.
Who should I contact?
To the court that issued the penalty order.
§§ Sections 407 - 412 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO).
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