Enforcement of penalties imposed for the committing of petty offenses

Czasopismo Prawa Karnego i Nauk Penalnych Rok XXII: 2018, numer 2
Journal of Criminal Law and Penal Studies Volume XXII: 2018, No. 2

Anna Podkówka - Ph.D. candidate, Jagiellonian University, Chair of Criminology

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petty offense, reprimand, fine, limitation of liberty, arrest


There are four penalties provided in Polish Code of Petty Offenses, that is a reprimand, fine, limitation of liberty and arrest. Legal regulations concerning the execution of imposed penalties for petty offenses are complex. Basically, the enforcement of those penalties is regulated in the Executive Criminal Code but there are some exceptions. For instance, the Code of Petty Offenses contains some autonomous provisions on enforcement of penalties. The author analyses the provisions of Criminal Code, Code of Petty Offenses and Executive Criminal Code and points out which regulations should be used in case of enforcing penalties imposed for petty offenses.