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‘Advice instead of punishment’

‘Advice instead of punishment’

Since 1 January 2019, the Verwaltungsstrafgesetz (Administrative Criminal Code, VStG) has also followed the principle of ‘advice instead of punishment’. Under certain conditions, the administrative penal authority is not initially permitted to impose an administrative penalty for minor administrative offences but must instead offer advice to the accused party. (Andreas Bauer, LGP News 02/2019)

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