By Andrea Gal

The payment methods of contravention fines have been simplified as of 24 August 2018 by Act No. 203/2018, on the measures to increase the efficiency of the payment of contravention fines, published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 647 of 25 July 2018 (the “Law”). The Law sets forth measures aimed at facilitating the payment of contravention fines.

Among the most important changes brought about by the Law is the possibility to pay half of the minimum fine within 15 days of the date when the contravention minutes are handed over or otherwise communicated. This provision extends the 48-hour period stipulated in the former legislation and will apply to both individuals and legal entities.