All offences under the Act are summary offences, which normally have to be prosecuted within 6 months of the offence. However, by virtue of Section 186 (3) the time limit for laying the information is extended from six months to twelve months from the date of the offence.

The level of standard fines

Level 1: £200
Level 2: £500
Level 3: £1,000
Level 4: £2,500
Level 5: £5,000