Penalty orders and documents 2020

Questioning form KaPo Zurich because of imports

Customs does not only confiscate hempseeds, also hash ordered abroad or as in this case weed get stuck there. Even if it is only a small amount (up to 10 grams), the ordering person is still questioned. After all, only questioned in writing and not subpoenaed. But a small amount of cannabis is exempt from punishment, isn't it? Yes, but only if it is for personal consumption. Otherwise, possession is a misdemeanour (with a criminal record)! Only if it becomes clear that the ordered cannabis should have been used for one's own consumption, this import remains unpunished. Past consumption should not be confessed (this only brings the traffic office on the plan).

Form for the small amount of cannabis from Ticino

This is the first police form we know of that is entirely dedicated to the topic “…of cannabis up to 10 grams…” to 10 grams:

Penalty orders for importing hempseeds

The hempseedsprosecution continues and we have many inquiries because of it. Here are three examples of penalties for hempseedsimports. The first two represent the lower end of the penalty range (200 and 250 francs incl. fees). The upper range is around 1'000 francs.

The third example is special. Here, the first intercepted delivery and the second replacement delivery of the hempseedsdealer were counted as two independent violations and thus resulted in a standard fine of the municipal magistrate's office of the city of Zurich, as if it were the second violation fine (200 fine plus 250 fees, i.e. 450 francs). This problem of the first shipment being intercepted and then on demand the dealers sent off a second shipment which was also intercepted has occurred and continues to occur. However, they rarely seem to be counted as two independent transgressions. In fact, it is more a matter of one order.

Penalty order hempseeds City of Zurich

A standard bus of the municipal magistrate's office of the city of Zurich:

Penalty order hempseeds Bern-Mittelland

A relatively low fine from the public prosecutor's office of the canton of Bern:

Penalty order hempseeds City of Zurich (double)

Here is the double count of a hempseedsorder by the municipal magistrate of the city of Zurich:

Letters and questionnaire on hempseeds

In the canton of Zurich, cases of hempseedsimports are partly handled without a summons, but with a short questionnaire. What is special here: Even in one police department there can be slightly different variants of documents, as these letters and questionnaires of the cantonal police of Zurich show. Of course, the differences are to be found in the details (for example with “A Mail” and “A-Priority”), but still astonishing for a public authority.

The first variant

The second variant

A summons from Aargau

The questionnaires are mainly available in Zurich and Baselland. More widespread in the hempseedsimport cases are still the police summonses. Here is an example from the Aargau (in the form of a “Second summons”; those who do not comply with the first summons, e.g. because they are absent on holiday, will then receive such a second one).

Penalty order Gossau

This example shows how long it can take from an offence to a penalty order (in this case several years). The offences were almost time-barred (they are after three years). The fine (250 francs) is within the usual range, the fees and costs are rather high, so that the bill finally comes to 800 francs.

Basel-Stadt discontinuation order

It was actually only about a small amount (unpunished), but unfortunately the person concerned made a statement about his previous consumption (punishable). In Basel-City there is no fine for this, but even the discontinuation of such a case (minor case) comes to more than 300 francs. In the files one can see very well how much information is collected by the police about such a minor incident.

The cost statement from the accounting department

The list of seized material

The receipt for securing

The police report

Penalty order Altstätten

Here, a statement by another defendant led to a presumption of aiding and abetting trafficking. Assisting in the packing is also an offence, as is the trafficking itself. The penalty order is very detailed and clearly shows how the public prosecutor's office assessed this case in detail: as a misdemeanour punishable by 30 daily sentences (and entered in the criminal record).

Penalty order driving under drugs (Aargau, 2020)

Traces of THC in the blood are enough for a conviction. Here is a typical penalty order for the first time. Here, too, it already costs over 3,000 francs, in addition, there is an entry in the criminal record.

Penalty order driving under drugs (Bern, 2020)

Here it is a little cheaper, but still: 2'500 francs. The decisive factor for the penalty was driving under the influence of drugs, which is a misdemeanour. Cultivation and possession for personal use, on the other hand, is a trivial offence.

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