88A Civil enforcement of fines

(1)

If, under section 88AE(1)(g), a District Court Judge gives a direction in relation to 1 or more fines, the District Court is deemed to have made, in its civil jurisdiction, an order that the defendant pay the Registrar the total amount of that fine or those fines.

(2)

The order deemed to have been made under subsection (1) may be enforced as if that order were a final order for the payment of money and as if the Registrar were the relevant judgment creditor.

(3)

The Registrar may take steps, under section 120 of the District Court Act 2016, to have the order deemed to have been made under subsection (1) removed into the High Court.

(4)

Action to enforce the order deemed to have been made under subsection (1) must be taken—

(a)

under the District Court Act 2016 and the District Court Rules 2014 unless that order is removed into the High Court; or

(b)

under the High Court Rules 2016 if that order is removed into the High Court.

Section 88A: replaced, on 13 February 2012, by section 27 of the Summary Proceedings Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 32).

Section 88A(3): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 88A(4)(a): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 88A(4)(b): amended, on 18 October 2016, by section 183(c) of the Senior Courts Act 2016 (2016 No 48).