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Attending Court For Littering

Post by physicalz » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:05 pm

Hi guys,

Damn unlucky, got my 2nd fine for throwing my cigarette butt. got my fine and a letter to ask me attend court. Anyway any guys got similar experience? Or any one knows what the penalty like and what happens in court? How is it like? I couldnt find much info about this, like what is gonna happen and what are the penalties that i will get. Any guys pls kindly share. Thanks :(

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Post by trinity511 » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 8:54 am

How can you call it unlucky when you make a deliberate act of throwing away rubbish, and being caught for the second time. Obviously the first time taught you nothing. I can not understand how people can throw crap in the street when you wouldn't do it in your own home. I'm not saying I'm a clean freak, I used to smoke and throw my buts on the ground also but to continue to do so in this day and age, in a country that makes a point of trying to appear clean and tidy! your just asking for trouble. Just remember, you wouldn't do it in your own home THE WHOLE WORLD IS YOUR HOME !!! then again some people will do it in there own homes go figure.

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Post by maneo » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 9:20 am

Caning won't apply, though some may think it should in your case.
Unlucky? 4377 . . . .

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:04 pm

From somebody that would make a bit of a detour to find a bin or just hold onto the rubbish until i find one, i have little sympathy...... no wait, make that none at all.

The fact this is now your second fine could mean anything up to $5000 and Community Service.

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Post by Loops » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:08 pm

I did once read somewhere that they take repeat offenders and make them clean up by the side of the road as their punishment. I also read that they film them for the news (name and shame and all that), but I don't know if they still do this (I've never seen it on TV).

Let us know what happens. I hope you've learnt from it this time.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:49 pm

Personally? What ever they give you won't be enough.

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Post by Bafana » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 3:44 pm

3 strokes is new law
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 6:16 pm

Loops wrote:I did once read somewhere that they take repeat offenders and make them clean up by the side of the road as their punishment. I also read that they film them for the news (name and shame and all that), but I don't know if they still do this (I've never seen it on TV).

Don't think they film and broadcast anymore but the cleaners are made to wear bright orange/yellow suits and hats and with text telling everybody that passes they were caught littering.

I've heard, however, tourists and foreigners living in SG may not be given this community service, just a big fine. I don't see why they don't dish out this punishment to at least those living here...... we're forced to do everything else the SG way.

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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:04 pm

Thought about Stop Smoking as an option. Then you might not get caught throwing cig butts away again. You will get caught throwing litter as I dont think you learnt from the last time you were fined.
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Re: Attending Court For Littering

Post by kaseyma » Thu, 01 May 2008 6:22 am

physicalz wrote:Anyway any guys got similar experience? Or any one knows what the penalty like and what happens in court? How is it like?
Seems like no one else on the site has actual "experience" to help you with.
Guess you must be some sort of "pioneer."
:roll:

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Post by durain » Thu, 01 May 2008 6:45 am

didnt boy george or naomi campbell did some public cleaning in the US?

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Post by Saint » Thu, 01 May 2008 7:45 am

Not the kind of thing I'd want to brag about on an open forum as my first post :?

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Post by Matney » Thu, 01 May 2008 8:27 am

Or is this a wind up? I didn't know that this sort of thing could happen in Singapore.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 01 May 2008 11:59 am

Matney wrote:Or is this a wind up? I didn't know that this sort of thing could happen in Singapore.

It most certainly CAN happen..... so today's lesson learned.

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Post by tekman » Sat, 03 May 2008 9:36 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
Matney wrote:Or is this a wind up? I didn't know that this sort of thing could happen in Singapore.

It most certainly CAN happen..... so today's lesson learned
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