Dog owners could be fined up to CHF 60,000 for dogs on farmers' fields

Dog owners could be fined up to CHF 60,000 for dogs on farmers' fields

March 10, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
Dogs let loose on famer’s fields could land the owners with a massive fine. 
Couple fined CHF 500 for bringing own champagne to hotel

Couple fined CHF 500 for bringing own champagne to hotel

March 5, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
A hotel attempted to fine a couple CHF 500 for bringing their own champagne into the room. 
Drunk man's decision to walk 20km Simplon train tunnel costs him thousands

Drunk man's decision to walk 20km Simplon train tunnel costs him thousands

Feb. 24, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
A young man is paying the cost of a bad drunken decision.
Truck drivers reversing on autoroute face steep fines

Truck drivers reversing on autoroute face steep fines

Feb. 18, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
The drivers of three car transporters are facing fines in the thousands of francs after reversing on the A2 autoroute...
Dash cam leads to police driver fine

Dash cam leads to police driver fine

Feb. 11, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Footage from a 19-year-old’s car dash cam means a Lucerne police driver is getting fined.
Driver wins case against two vignette fines given within 15 minutes

Driver wins case against two vignette fines given within 15 minutes

Dec. 12, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
A driver has won a battle against getting two fines for not having an autoroute vignette in the space of only 15 minu...
Fine people up to CHF 4,000 for littering, says Lucerne politician

Fine people up to CHF 4,000 for littering, says Lucerne politician

Oct. 31, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
A Lucerne politician is calling for a massive increase in fines for people who leave litter which could be eaten by c...
Girl, 5, fined CHF 100 for travelling without ticket

Girl, 5, fined CHF 100 for travelling without ticket

Aug. 16, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Transport officials in Schaffhausen are being accused of over-zealousness after fining a 5-year-old girl CHF 100 for ...
British motorist caught speeding in unofficial Alps race

British motorist caught speeding in unofficial Alps race

June 17, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A British motorist is facing hefty fines after being caught driving at 158 kph in an 80 zone.
Police demand more traffic law lenience

Police demand more traffic law lenience

March 26, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
Police unions in French speaking Switzerland are demanding a change in the traffic laws to give more protection to &l...
Geneva police charged with car chase speeding fine

Geneva police charged with car chase speeding fine

Jan. 30, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
The Federal Court has upheld a speeding fine against a Geneva police officer while on a car chase.
Pakistani politician praises Swiss driving fines on Facebook

Pakistani politician praises Swiss driving fines on Facebook

Jan. 17, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
A Pakistani politician visiting Switzerland has posted praise on his Facebook page after getting speeding fines from ...
Driver fined for uncleared windscreen

Driver fined for uncleared windscreen

Jan. 9, 2019, 6:07 a.m.
If you’ve been scraping ice and snow off your windscreen this morning, make sure you do a good job otherwise yo...
Jihadist propaganda fine increases for man appealing

Jihadist propaganda fine increases for man appealing

Nov. 8, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
A man who was appealing his fine for spreading jihadist propaganda ended up with a bigger fine.
One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar owner

One-day prison sentence for Thurgau bar owner

Oct. 30, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
A bar owner in canton Thurgau says she will go to prison for a day and not pay a CHF 100 fine for noise.
Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

Distracted soldier shoots himself in the foot

Oct. 24, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
A soldier has been fined for shooting himself in the foot – literally.
Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Prosecutors take roadworks speeding offence to Federal Court

Oct. 3, 2018, 7:26 a.m.
The Geneva prosecutor’s office has made sure a speeding driver will feel the full force of the law by appealing...
Autoroute cyclist in Gübrist tunnel

Autoroute cyclist in Gübrist tunnel

Sept. 24, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
Drivers passing through the Gübrist tunnel were bemused to see a cyclist riding on the side of the road.
Police officer fined for reselling licence plates

Police officer fined for reselling licence plates

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:58 a.m.
A Winterthur city police officer has been fined and could lose his job after he used the police computer to seek out ...
Geneva driver shocked at green traffic light fine

Geneva driver shocked at green traffic light fine

Aug. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
A driver in Geneva says he’s shocked to get a CHF 250 fine for ignoring a traffic light. It's not that he c...
Former KPMG auditor fined for insider trading

Former KPMG auditor fined for insider trading

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
The former KPMG auditor Daniel Senn has been handed two fines by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court for buying shares u...
Students use crowd funding site to pay for clitoris drawing fine

Students use crowd funding site to pay for clitoris drawing fine

June 20, 2018, 6:13 a.m.
Two students who were fined CHF 100 each by Geneva municipal police for drawing a diagram of a clitoris on the paveme...
Woman fined after dog causes bike crash in Fribourg

Woman fined after dog causes bike crash in Fribourg

June 6, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
A 40 year old woman in Fribourg has been fined several thousand francs for not keeping her dog under control after th...
Pensioner chooses prison over fine

Pensioner chooses prison over fine

April 13, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
A 75 year old pensioner in canton Thurgau decided to go to prison for week and not pay a CHF 700 traffic fine –...
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