After receipt of a fine notice, you have the option of paying the fine within four weeks or lodging an appeal within two weeks.
Please note that an objection by e-mail does not constitute an effective appeal.
If you lodge an objection to a fine, the Fine Office will first check whether the case can be discontinued.
If the case cannot be closed, the appeal is submitted to the competent court via the public prosecutor's office. If the appeal is submitted to the court, a judge will decide on the fine. Here, in addition to attorney's fees, court costs may also be incurred.
If the proceedings are discontinued at court, the state will pay the court costs.