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(1)Subject to subsection (2), the penalty payable in respect of a fixed penalty offence is such amount as the Scottish Ministers may specify by order.
(2)The Scottish Ministers may not specify an amount exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
(3)A fixed penalty notice shall—
(a)state the alleged offence;
(b)give such particulars of the circumstances alleged to constitute the offence as are necessary to provide reasonable information about it;
(c)state the amount of the fixed penalty;
(d)state the clerk of the district court to whom, and the address at which, the fixed penalty may be paid;
(e)inform the person to whom it is given of the right to ask to be tried for the alleged offence and explain how that right may be exercised; and
(f)include such other information as the Scottish Ministers may by order prescribe.
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