Fines Act 2010

4.

Class A fines.

4.— (1) Where an enactment enacted on or after the commencement date provides that a person who commits an offence under that or any other enactment shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a class A fine, the reference to class A fine shall be construed as a reference to class A fine within the meaning of this Part.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), where an enactment enacted during a period specified in column (2) of the Table opposite a particular reference number specified in column (1) of the Table provides that a person who commits an offence under the enactment shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding an amount that falls within the range of amounts specified in column (3) of the Table opposite the same reference number, a person who commits that offence after the commencement date shall, upon summary conviction, not be liable to that fine, but shall instead be liable to a class A fine.

(3) Where an enactment enacted before the commencement date provides that a person who commits an offence under the enactment shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding an amount that—

( a) was provided for by virtue of a subsequent enactment enacted during a period specified in column (2) of the Table opposite a particular reference number specified in column (1) of the Table, and

( b) falls within the range of amounts specified in column (3) of the Table opposite the same reference number,

a person who commits that offence after the commencement date shall, upon summary conviction, not be liable to that fine but shall instead be liable to a class A fine.

TABLE

Reference Number

(1)

Period

(2)

Range of amounts

(3)

1.

1 January 1997 to day immediately before commencement date

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €4,000

2.

1 January 1990 to 31 December 1996

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €2,769

3.

1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €2,328

4.

1 January 1975 to 31 December 1979

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €970

5.

1 January 1965 to 31 December 1974

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €491

6.

1 January 1945 to 31 December 1964

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €234

7.

1 January 1915 to 31 December 1944

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €127

8.

Period ending on 31 December 1914

Not greater than €5,000 but greater than €100