Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice is a criminal offence. Where an individual, business or organisation fails to comply with the terms of a Community Protection Notice, a number of options are available:
Fixed Penalty Notice - Depending on the behaviour in question, the issuing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice would be the most appropriate sanction. The fixed penalty for a breach of CPN is £100. See http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/fpn for details on how to pay
Prosecution - If you are prosecuted and convicted the maximum penalty is a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (currently £2,500); to a fine not exceeding £20,000, in case of a body
Remedial Action - The court may make whatever order the court thinks appropriate for ensuring that what the notice requires to be done is done. n order under this section may in particular require:
- to carry out specific work, or
- to allow specified work to be carried out by or on behalf of a specified local authority
Forfeiture/Seizure - The court may require you to surrender possession of any item used in your failure to comply with the Notice to a constable or to a person representing the local authority. The court may require this to be destroyed or disposed of by the police force. A justice of the peace may issue a warrant, authorising a constable or authorised person to enter your premises to seize the item.