The State Public Prosecution stated that the provisions of the penal order are applied to crimes of misdemeanours and violations stipulated in the laws, and they do not have relevance before the civil courts.
The prosecution clarified, through a film material that it broadcast on its accounts on social media, the concept of the penal order, that according to the Code of Criminal Procedure, the penal order is a judicial order issued by a member of the Public Prosecution to decide on the subject of the criminal case that he does not see preserved or referred to the competent court in misdemeanours. The violations specified in this chapter, even in the absence of the accused and without investigation, entail the termination of the criminal litigation, unless the accused objects within the legally specified period. fine or imprisonment.
The Public Prosecutor shall determine by a decision issued by him, in agreement with the public representatives in the local judicial authorities, misdemeanors and violations to which the provisions of the penal order are applied, and the Public Prosecutors, each within his jurisdiction, shall issue the decisions necessary to implement the provisions of this article.
The penal order is issued to whoever is proven to have committed the crime, by imposing the legally prescribed fine on him, and not exceeding half of its maximum limit, in addition to complementary penalties and fees, and the civil right claim does not prevent the issuance of the penal order, and the civil claimant may resort to the competent civil court to claim his rights, The ruling on the subject of the criminal case is not valid before the civil courts, and the punishment issued by the penal order is not considered a judicial precedent that requires rehabilitation.
The Public Prosecution indicated that the publication of this information comes within the framework of the State Public Prosecution’s ongoing campaign to enhance the legal culture among members of society and raise the level of public awareness of the law, with the aim of spreading the culture of law as a way of life.