Offence file

General principles

Offences are divided into 5 classes, from the least serious (1st class) to the most serious (5th class). From the 1st to the 5th class, the offences are punished by fines, the amount of which increases with the seriousness of the offence.

Certain additional penalties can also be added to the fines imposed : deduction of one or more points, suspension of the driving licence etc. From the 5th class, the nature of the offence committed is serious enough to justify the transferral of the ticket to a police court which rules on the outcome, whether or not it is a repeat offence.

Main offences

You will find below some of the most common examples of offences, presented by class of offence:

For the other offences, please consult the document Scale of Possible Fines and Point Deductions (PDF 36Ko).

Tracking your offence file

On the website, you can view your file and check the progress of your procedure.
This service gives you access to the main information contained in your offence notice: 

  • The details of the offence committed;
  • The deduction of points incurred;
  • The amount of the fine and its payment time limit.
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