Court: 39-Year-Old To Serve Jail Time For Fines

November 12, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 39-year-old man was sentenced to 25 days in jail due to $850 of outstanding traffic fines.

Mr Shannon Tucker told Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe that he had turned himself in to police because he was aware that police had warrants for his arrest.

The Senior Magistrate confirmed to Mr Tucker that the warrants had been issued because Mr Tucker had three $250 fines and one $100 fine outstanding and unpaid, all for road traffic offences.

Asked when he would pay, Mr Tucker told the Senior Magistrate that he was not working, could not pay, and was willing to do the default time in lieu of paying the money.

After further questioning, the Senior Magistrate ruled that Mr Tucker had elected to serve time in default.

The Senior Magistrate sentenced Mr Tucker to serve twenty-five days concurrent, at the end of which time, the total $850 in fines would have been expiated.

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