Processing of cases about unpaid fines is being digitised

From now on, a large part of the approximately 100,000 annual fine cases, where a defendant has either not paid or protested against a fine, will be processed in a digital system.

This is what the Danish Courts Agency writes in a press release.

Martin Wood, IT director at the Danish Courts Agency, says that the new system must ensure better case processing by digitizing tasks that were previously characterized by a lot of paperwork.

– This is the first time we are building a system that is integrated with the police’s IT solutions.

– We have established a good collaboration with the public prosecutor’s office. That interaction will be absolutely crucial when we have to develop the overall digital solution for the entire penal sector in the coming years, he says.

Initially, approximately 60 percent of the 100,000 cases will be processed in the new system. But the courts are working to ensure that even more must be processed digitally, it says.

The amount of paperwork has meant, among other things, that lorries have transported documents back and forth between the country’s municipal courts and the Police Administrative Centre.

A fine is sent here if it is not paid.

The new system could mean that there will soon be fewer trucks on the roads. This is what Jeppe James Olsen, head of unit for fines in the Police Administrative Center at Midt- and West Jutland Police, tells us.

– As there will be a reduction in the number of physical cases, we are currently working and in collaboration with the Danish Courts Agency to reduce the number of physical transports, he says.

The cases where the fine is either not paid or no protest is made against it are treated as simplified fine cases, where a judgment is handed down without a court hearing.

With the new system, the system will make a draft of a judgement, which must subsequently be quality assured by a lawyer, who can then deliver the final judgement.

Every year, the police issue around 700,000 fines for, among other things, speeding violations and drink driving.


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