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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Variable monetary penalties: other sanctions

281.Paragraph 3 indicates that the imposition of a variable monetary penalty removes the person's liability to criminal prosecution for the relevant offence in respect of the act of non-compliance in question.

282.The Scottish Ministers cannot issue a compliance notice and a variable monetary penalty to a person for the same offence.

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