Penalty Notice for Disorder Law and Legal Definition

A penalty notice for disorder refers to a type of fixed penalty notice that can be issued for a specified range of minor disorder offenses. The law enforcement authority can issue a penalty notice of disorder to anyone aged sixteen or over who has committed a specified penalty offense with a fixed penalty. The proper use of penalty notice for disorder as an effective disposal for low-level offending is a key to ensure that public confidence in the scheme and the criminal justice system is not only maintained but enhanced.