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tabi 24.07.2018 14:18

FineX Community work X Jail
 
I got a speeding ticket. I was 71km/h in a 50 way. I got $1050. They also offered that I could "pay" this with 6 days in jail or community work.
I was wondering if anyone knows about someone who performed community work instead of paying the fine.

Guest 24.07.2018 15:14

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Go to jail for 6 days, it'll do you good !

martin959 24.07.2018 15:41

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Go to jail for 6 days, it'll do you good !
Plus, you wont have to pay for food nor anything like that xD

When Jail is better than paying :D

Out of joke, I would pay... otherwise I guess you will get a worse record of yourself at the police...

Guest 24.07.2018 15:47

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Old friend of mine did community work (not in Ch tho), he had to repaint a big playground, two weeks of fun in the sun and he got into a long term relationship with one of the playground volunteers :D

If you have the time I absolutely would do the community work, if you need to take a week off from work it makes little sense to do so imho.

aSwissInTheUS 24.07.2018 15:49

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Jail/Community work is only an option if you cannot pay. They will issue a normal pursuit first and may size assets, the simplest is to forfeit your paycheck.

John_H 24.07.2018 17:21

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I would fancy the jail option too .. I even heard a rumour from a block in the pub of course that if you are employed, you can go to work then report to jail for the night..

What people pay for a few nights away from the wife/husband/kids.. for free!

k_and_e 24.07.2018 17:29

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do the jail option, have a tattoo of a tear on your face and live like a boss.

hint: if someone would ever asks you why and for what, be sure to come up with a better story than 71 in a 50 zone.

doropfiz 24.07.2018 17:34

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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2971777)
Jail/Community work is only an option if you cannot pay.

We can presume this is the case, since OP writes that he/she has already been offered this option.

Unless you are of a robust constitution, and yearning for an adventure which might not turn out well, I'd caution against the option of jail.

As I have been told, community service can, upon request be organised so as not to interrupt your work, studies or child-care, etc. If this is granted to you, you may be able to do cleaning after a sporting event, or shifts cleaning in an old-age home, or clearing the grounds for a new project, perhaps very early in the morning before work, or on weekends.

In any case, it is usual for this work to be structured, defined, with an observant manager ensuring that everyone obeys the rules. And you are likely to gain some insight into an aspect of society that you might otherwise not have seen.

curley 24.07.2018 17:36

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Go to jail for 6 days, it'll do you good !
That's only possible if you can prove that you can't pay.

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Originally Posted by martin959 (Post 2971773)
Plus, you wont have to pay for food nor anything like that xD

When Jail is better than paying :D.

Because of that, amongst other reasons.

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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2971777)
Jail/Community work is only an option if you cannot pay. They will issue a normal pursuit first and may size assets, the simplest is to forfeit your paycheck.

And there we go, asitus already said it :D

Guest 24.07.2018 17:41

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 2971821)
We can presume this is the case, since OP writes that he/she has already been offered this option.

Not so. They always list the penalties for non-payment of court-assigned fines. I think it's supposed to encourage you to pay.

doropfiz 24.07.2018 17:46

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Not so. They always list the penalties for non-payment of court-assigned fines. I think it's supposed to encourage you to pay.
That's interesting. I'd have thought that the "penalties for non-payment" would be an extra, further penalty, which is a different Thing from actually being allowed to work off the original fine.

OP, I had understood you to mean that you had specifically been informed that you would be allowed to choose community service or jail. Is that the case? Or is it, as Ace1 writes here, that the community service or jail that you mention are specified as penalties for non-payment?

tabi 24.07.2018 18:15

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 2971834)
That's interesting. I'd have thought that the "penalties for non-payment" would be an extra, further penalty, which is a different Thing from actually being allowed to work off the original fine.

OP, I had understood you to mean that you had specifically been informed that you would be allowed to choose community service or jail. Is that the case? Or is it, as Ace1 writes here, that the community service or jail that you mention are specified as penalties for non-payment?


I might have understood it wrong then (google translate, you know...) I'm from a French Canton and the letter is in German. Google said I could pay it off in community service, but maybe it's related to an extra penalty if the fine is not paid.

tabi 24.07.2018 18:17

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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2971777)
Jail/Community work is only an option if you cannot pay. They will issue a normal pursuit first and may size assets, the simplest is to forfeit your paycheck.

I don't have a paid job. But then, I guess, they would pursue my husband's assets.

curley 24.07.2018 18:20

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Not so. They always list the penalties for non-payment of court-assigned fines. I think it's supposed to encourage you to pay.
Yep. And it's not phrased as "offers".

Fish Paste 24.07.2018 18:38

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Pay it and forget about it.

6 days in jail = 144 hours

If they want 144 hours in community work, that's 3 and 1/2 weeks.

Approx CHF 7.20 an hour equivalent.

st2lemans 24.07.2018 18:40

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Originally Posted by tabi (Post 2971845)
I don't have a paid job. But then, I guess, they would pursue my husband's assets.

Actually, no.

Taxes are shared, fines are not.

Tom

st2lemans 24.07.2018 18:43

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Originally Posted by doropfiz (Post 2971821)
Unless you are of a robust constitution, and yearning for an adventure which might not turn out well, I'd caution against the option of jail.

We are in Switzerland, NOT the US or Russia. :rolleyes:

Tom

curley 24.07.2018 18:52

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2971854)
We are in Switzerland, NOT the US or Russia. :rolleyes:

Tom

I dare to predict it will be the most boring 6 days of OP's life. Unless they have a good, fat book to read.

k_and_e 24.07.2018 19:01

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Originally Posted by curley (Post 2971856)
I dare to predict it will be the most boring 6 days of OP's life.

well, depends on the husband:D

curley 24.07.2018 21:30

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 2971859)
well, depends on the husband:D

Sorry, you can't take the husband along to jail. Nor your pet, I think not even your pot plant :D


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