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VIC Fine for Using MYKI Concession Card - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by PandaWithAName, 15 October 2016.

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  1. PandaWithAName

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    Today, I unknowingly used a MYKI concession card which covers up to an age of 16 when I recently turned 17 last month. I either had forgot or never knew that after 17, I will not be eligible for a concession.

    I was stopped at the station by authorised officers who had said I might be issued an infringement notice for making an offence and said that I can appeal since it was my first warning. They asked if I can get anything to prove I am eligible and I didn't at that time, so they requested for my address, name and all personal details.

    Now I am stressed because this was the first ever time I have encountered anything to do with fines, and I was pretty shocked (I still can't believe) this has happened. I basically had forgot I'm not allowed to use my MYKI anymore since I am not 16 anymore and never thought I would have to encounter an experience where I have to pay a fine as I always make sure to touch on and touch off and have a valid MYKI.

    I have not told my parents as they would be really angry. I don't know what to do, let alone appealing towards the fine. I am just really hoping that I don't get issued an infringement since it's the first time but it doesn't seem like they are lenient.

    Please help.
     
  2. Rod

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    Either pay the fine when it arrives or take it to court. You may get off with no fine if you plead guilty at court and you've not been in trouble before.

    Easy and better to pay the fine and keep your court record clean at 17.
     
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    Can't I appeal it since it was a unknowingly first offence?
     
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    Your answers are quite blunt. I haven't gotten the infringement notice yet, but what are the chances of getting it since the officer said if the department chooses to send one, you can appeal it?

    However he said I could give them reasons beforehand so they don't send me an infringement in the first place. I said it was first offence and that I recently turned 17 without knowing or remembering about the myki rules.
     
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    Yep, short and to the point (well most of the time). Between work and study don't have much spare time.

    No idea if you will or won't get off with a warning. All you can do is try.
     
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    Ok, thanks
     

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