13.04.2020 | By KM Legal

Will the Covid-19 social distancing fines stack up in Court?

Lauren MacDougall appeared on Channel 9 News on 13 April 2020 in relation to Public Health (Covid-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 (the Order).

Asked to comment on whether the fines will stack up in Court, Ms MacDougall noted that the Order is deliberately flexible in order to encourage the community to behave with common sense and police to exercise their discretion in a sensible way when issuing fines.

It is likely that the Court will also adopt a common sense approach when determining whether or not a fine should be upheld.               

What should you do if you get a fine?

If you are issued with a fine for an alleged breach of the Order which came into force on 31 March 2020, you can:

a) Pay the Fine; or

b) Elect to have the matter heard in Court

For more information on what each option involves, please do not hesitate to contact a Solicitor from Korn MacDougall Legal.

Here is the link to the Channel 9 story: https://lnkd.in/gyQb4gU