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Geneva to cancel thousands of small fines

National News // Feb. 17, 2017

Geneva authorities have cancelled thousands of fines issued between 2011 and 2013 and thousands more are expected to go the same way.

wrs Geneva to cancel thousands of small fines

The problem is the police and the contraventions service are so overwhelmed by appeals and arguments over the fines they’re unlikely to be dealt with before the three year statute of limitations kicks in and they fall away anyway.

The financial loss to the canton is likely to be quite low – around CHF 250,000 – as many of the fines are quite small, between 50 and 150 francs.

 

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