As noted in the Department, today there are problems with the collection of criminal fines. According to the Judicial Department of the Supreme court of Russia, the year of 75.2 thousand convicts were sentenced to fines as the principal punishment. Including penalties from 5 to 25 thousand rubles received 43.3 thousand. More than 13.2 thousand convicts were fined from 25 to 100 thousand rubles. Fines over 300 thousand received less than a thousand prisoners, of which 221 people had to pay more than a million rubles. That is the statistics. But penal is not paid always.

“Redeemed convicted of 2019 (including partial redemption) of fines in the amount of 3.1 billion rubles, which is 6.9% of the amount due, – told in the Ministry of justice. – Including fines, appointed as the main form of punishment, quenched 21.7 per cent as an additional penalty – 3.2 percent”.

If the convicted person does not pay the penalty, the punishment should be replaced by another. It’s the system that needs to work like clockwork, fails. According to the Ministry, last year the courts granted only 26.1 percent representations about the replacement of the penalty with other punishment. Sometimes, soldiers just don’t come to meetings, and the courts refuse to adopt a decision in absentia. Police officers have no authority to detain the truant and return to the next meeting. It turns out the legal nonsense: who breaks, wins.

justice Initiatives to correct the situation. “When sentencing to a fine for committing a crime designated as the main form of punishment, taking into account the financial position of the convict and the real possibility of repayment, the court determines the size of the imposed fine and shall designate the time period within which the fine must be paid to convicts”, – told the Agency.

“the Convict, whose whereabouts are unknown is declared on the wanted list and subject to detention for up to 48 hours to resolve the issue of custody before considering the issue of replacement of penalty, – it is told in the project. – This period may be extended by the court up to 30 days”.