It would have caught most people’s notice that the famous entertainer, Ant McPartlin, was recently fined £86,000 having pleaded guilty to drink -driving. This was a record in terms of being the largest fine ever imposed for an offence of this kind.
Ant McPartlin appeared in the Magistrates Court. It used to be the case that the maximum fine in a Magistrates Court was £5,000, but this was changed in 2015. There is now no limit to the level of the fine that should reflect the income of the convicted person. In Ant McPartlin’s case he had a substantial weekly income of £130,000, and the record fine was imposed to make sure that he felt the “same pain” as others.
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