Criminal Infringement Notices (CINs) can be issued for a number of minor street offences in the Australian Capital Territory.
A CIN is a paper-based on-the spot-fine which is aimed at having an immediate deterrent effect on an offender. It also provides an alternative to court action.
The offences for which a CIN can be issued include:
- Defacing premises (private property)
- Defacing premises (public property)
- Urinating in public place
- Fail to comply with noise abatement direction
- Consume liquor in prescribed public place - 139 (1) Liquor Act 1975
ACT Policing’s Traffic Representations in Judicial Operations are responsible for the administration of CINs, including the sending of reminder notices, management of disputes and notification to the informant should court action be required.
Payment of CINs is through Canberra Connect with information in relation to payment options, time extensions and disputes printed on the back of the offender's copy of the CIN.
For further information on CINs visit the Justice and Community Safety website.