Passports Act 2008
Summary trial of offences.
22.— (1) The District Court may try summarily a person charged with an offence under any paragraph of section 20(1) if—
( a) the Court is of opinion that the facts proved or alleged constitute a minor offence fit to be tried summarily,
( b) the accused, on being informed by the Court of his or her right to be tried with a jury, does not object to being tried summarily, and
( c) the Director of Public Prosecutions consents to the accused being tried summarily for the offence.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.