Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

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262 Infringement notices


If a constable observes a person committing an infringement offence, or an inspector observes a person committing a specified infringement offence, or he or she has reasonable cause to believe that such an offence is being or has been committed by that person, an infringement notice in respect of that offence may be served on that person.


Any constable or inspector (not necessarily the person who issued the notice) may deliver the infringement notice (or a copy of it) to the person alleged to have committed an infringement offence personally or by post addressed to that person’s last known place of residence.


For the purposes of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, an infringement notice (or a copy of it) sent to a person under subsection (2) is to be treated as having been served on that person when it was posted.


Every infringement notice must be in the prescribed form and must contain the following particulars:


such details of the alleged infringement offence as are sufficient fairly to inform a person of the time, place, and nature of the alleged offence; and


the amount of the infringement fee; and


the address of the place at which the infringement fee may be paid; and


the time within which the infringement fee must be paid; and


a summary of the provisions of section 21(10) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957; and


a statement that the person served with the notice has a right to request a hearing; and


a statement of what will happen if the person served with the notice neither pays the infringement fee nor requests a hearing; and


any other particulars that may be prescribed.


If an infringement notice has been issued under this section, the procedure under section 21 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 may be used in respect of the offence to which the infringement notice relates and, in that case, the provisions of that section apply with all necessary modifications.

Compare: 1989 No 63 s 162C