A public administration body, by way of a decision, refrains from imposing an administrative fine and is content with an instruction, if:
- the gravity of the violation of the law is negligible and the party has stopped violating the law or
- for the same behavior, a prior decision on the party has been previously imposed an administrative fine by another authorized public administration body or the party has been legally punished for an offense or tax offense, or has been finally convicted of a crime or tax offense and the prior penalty meets the purposes for which it would be be imposed an administrative fine.
In cases other than those mentioned above, if this allows the fulfillment of the objectives for which an administrative fine would be imposed, a public administration body, by way of a decision, may set a time limit for a party to provide evidence confirming:
- removing the violation of law or
- notification of the relevant entities about the found violation of the law, specifying the date and
If the party presents evidence that confirms the execution of the order, the authority shall refrain from imposing an administrative fine and limit itself to the instruction.
[Legal status as at 18/08/2020]