What happens if you do not pay a court fine?
The same as the suspended sentence, the fine is judged to be suitable to replace with benefit the custodial sentences in primary offenders, thus avoiding their contact with other seasoned offenders, having with it a
However, the overextended fine as a substitute for custodial sentences is somewhat at odds with the idea that criminal law should also take into account the ethical and personality problem. That is to say, the extent of the fine must be made
B) it is also noted that the fine does not have a personal character, since it affects the convicted person’s family by diminishing its assets. This objection is answered by saying that the fine is an evil that must be suffered by the offender and not by another person, because only the offender is responsible for the crime on which the punitive pecuniary retribution is based.
of the family group. But the fact is that all the penalties reach the family, since also the disqualification and even the deprivation of liberty redound in every sense in the family, without discarding, by the way, the economic aspect.
Payment of criminal fines
In said sentence, in a reasoned manner, the judge must determine the amount of money corresponding to each day’s fine, according to the economic situation of the convicted person, taking into account his standard of living, all his daily income and reasonable expenses to meet his needs and those of his family. Each day fine may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the sentenced person’s daily income. The prosecutor or the judge as the case may be, with the collaboration of the Social Work Office of the Judiciary must make the necessary inquiries to determine the true economic situation of the accused and his possibilities of payment.”
Article 56.-If the convicted person has the ability to pay, but does not cancel the fine penalty or fails to pay the installments in the established terms, the penalty shall be converted into one day of imprisonment for each day of imprisonment.
Insolvency to pay criminal fine
4. Accumulation. In case of concurrence of punishable conducts or accumulation of penalties, the fines corresponding to each of the offenses shall be added together, but the total may not exceed the maximum fixed in this article for each class of fine.
5. Payment. The fine unit must be paid in full and immediately once the respective sentence has become final, unless any of the alternative mechanisms contemplated below are used.
7. Amortization through work. Once the impossibility of payment is proven, the Judge may also authorize, with the prior consent of the convicted person, the total or partial repayment of the fine by means of unpaid work in a matter of unequivocal state or social interest.
Good afternoon, can you help me with the following concern, I am currently in a labor process of a single instance due to the default of my employer in the payment of settlement of benefits and wages, because I am not a lawyer I am requesting compensation of lesser amount because I am not a lawyer, but liquidating the respective benefits taking into account that I can prove that there was bad faith of my employer, the amount already exceeds that amount but I am requesting the lower amount (20 smmlv) can I continue in the process requesting lesser amount?
Where criminal fines are paid
CHAPTER III – OF THE CAUSES OF IMPUNITY Article 36 The state of intense commotion provoked by the chronic suffering product of domestic violence, empowers the Judge to exonerate of penalty for the crimes of homicide and injuries, whenever the following requirements concur:
In the case of crimes punished with imprisonment when there are exceptional attenuating circumstances, the Judge shall have the power to reduce the fine that will be applied in accordance with the preceding paragraph. (Article 68, paragraph 2).
independence or unity of the State). The citizen who executes direct acts to submit the national territory or a part of it, to the sovereignty of a foreign government, or with the purpose of undermining the integrity or altering the unity of the State.
(Military or political services rendered to a foreign State, in war with Uruguay). Any citizen who takes up arms or renders military or political services to a foreign State at war with Uruguay, or supports its plans by supplying military elements or money.