What are the sanctions that will be applied in case of non-payment of the fine imposed for cheque offences pending in the execution criminal courts?
In accordance with the Law No. 5275 ON THE EXECUTION OF PENAL AND SECURITY MEASURES;
If the convict fails to pay the judicial fine within a certain period of time upon the payment order served, the amount of the day corresponding to the unpaid part shall be converted into imprisonment by the decision of the public prosecutor and the convict shall be employed in a job useful to the public for one day in exchange for two hours of work. The daily working time shall be determined by the probation directorate as at least two hours and at most eight hours. In the event that the convict does not comply with the program prepared for him and the warnings and recommendations of the probation officers within this scope, the days he works shall be deducted from the prison sentence and the remaining part shall be fulfilled in the open penal institution.
The execution of imprisonment converted from a judicial fine shall not be postponed and the provisions of conditional release shall not apply to its execution.”
If the period of imprisonment executed or the period of work in a public useful work does not fully cover the judicial fine, the notice for the collection of the remaining judicial fine shall be given by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office to the highest property officer of the locality. The remaining judicial fine shall be collected by these authorities in accordance with the Law No. 6183 on the Procedure for the Collection of Public Receivables.