(1) Subject to this Act and any other Act, if a person has expiated an offence under section 32—
(a) no further proceedings may be taken against the person on whom the notice was served in respect of the offence; and
(b) no conviction is to be taken to have been recorded against that person for the offence.
S. 33(2) amended by No. 29/2016 ss 69(1)(a), 92.
(2) The payment of an infringement penalty by a person, or the completion of a work and development permit by a person where the infringement fine is satisfied by that completion, is not and must not be taken to be—
(a) an admission of guilt in relation to the offence; or
S. 33(2)(b) amended by No. 29/2016 s. 69(1)(b).
(b) an admission of liability for the purpose of any civil claim or proceeding arising out of the same occurrence, and the payment of the infringement penalty or completion of the work and development permit does not in any way affect or prejudice any such claim or proceeding.
S. 33(3) amended by No. 29/2016 s. 69(2).
(3) The payment of an infringement penalty or completion of the work and development permit must not be referred to in any report provided to a court for the purpose of determining sentence for any offence.
The fact that an infringement notice has been served on a person for an act or omission under an Act may be used in the conduct of an inquiry or the taking of disciplinary action under that Act, if the Act so permits.