Soon a fixed penalty to the consumer of cannabis and cocaine - to The Point

The amount of the fine in a lump sum tort (AFD) is set at 200 euros, minus 150 euros and increased to eur 450, such as that for inconvenient parking. To lighten

Soon a fixed penalty to the consumer of cannabis and cocaine - to The Point

The amount of the fine in a lump sum tort (AFD) is set at 200 euros, minus 150 euros and increased to eur 450, such as that for inconvenient parking. To lighten the load of work of the forces of law and order and de-cluttering the courts, the smoking of cannabis and cocaine users on the public highway will not be systematically subject to prosecution. At least, on paper. In reality, a margin of appreciation is left to the officers on the ground. On what(s) criterion(s) ? The note circulated by the ministry of the Interior, 8 July does not mention it.

The measure is already experienced since the month of June on the local public security, Rennes, Reims, Créteil and Boissy-Saint-Léger, two cities of the Val-de-Marne. From the 16th of July, the device will be expanded to the springs in the courts of Rennes, Reims, Créteil, Lille and Marseille.

10 g of cocaine and 100 grams of cannabis

The directorate of public security has detailed rules for the application of the AFD. To be "eligible" to the minutes email and avoid legal prosecution, it is not necessary to be in possession of over 10 grams of cocaine and 100 grams of cannabis. If the consumer wants to avoid ending up before a court and/or undergo a therapeutic injunction, it must be of age and present a valid id, " declare a valid mailing address (no association, CCAS, po box...), says the administration. But above all, the consumer will have to " acknowledge the facts, confirm the nature of the product, understood and accept the confiscation and destruction of narcotic drugs and accessories seized ".

The legislature has thought of everything. "The establishment of the AFD must be done on-site. In exceptional circumstances, the procedure can be done in service to considerations of public order, for example related to the protection of agents (however, this return to the service of inquiry excludes any use of the constraint). "To avoid crowding, aggressive in the case of recording on the public highway, therefore it is advisable for the police officer to notify the minutes electronically to the office... on the condition that the respondent may condescend to follow. It may not be possible on the whole territory.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 04:33

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