Administrative offences are defined as minor violations of the law without unlawful content. This means that there is no criminal energy or malice behind your act, but that you simply acted in affect. Or have you ever planned on driving through a red light?
...an administrative offence?
"(1) An administrative offence is an unlawful and reproachable act which constitutes the offence of a law which permits the imposition of a fine.
(2) An act threatened with a fine is an unlawful act which constitutes an offence within the meaning of paragraph 1, even if it is not committed in a chargeable manner". (cf. § 1 OWiG)
The consequence of an administrative offence is usually a warning fine or a fine notice. Possibly points or a driving ban will be added.
Depending on the seriousness of the infringement, the fines may vary. A detailed list can be found in the catalogue of fines.
Warning & fine
The warning and fine should not serve as a punishment, but as a kind of "warning leaflet" to reconsider and improve one's own behaviour in road traffic. The limitation period is normally three months.
writing about the violation. If you agree with the warning and pay the warning fee, you have nothing more to fear with regard to the established offence. A warning fee of 5 to 55 € will be charged.
Examples of minor administrative offences and their consequences:
- exceeding the maximum permitted parking time by a few minutes - a verbal warning is to be expected here
- Driving without a seat belt on - a warning fine is due here
A fine (from 60 €) will be imposed if you have committed a more serious administrative offence. The standard rates that are levied in the event of administrative offences are recorded in the warning and fine catalogue.
Examples of major administrative offences and their consequences:
- exceeding the permissible maximum speed by more than 20 km/h - fine proceedings and entry in the driving aptitude register
- Failure to observe a red traffic light that has been showing "red" for more than one second - fine proceedings, entry in the driving aptitude register and driving ban
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