Nel caso di accertamento della violazione nei confronti dell’intestatario del veicolo che abbia dichiarato il domicilio legale ai sensi dell’articolo 134, comma 1-bis, la notificazione del verbale e’ validamente eseguita quando sia stata effettuata presso il medesimo domicilio legale dichiarato dall’interessato.Qualora l’effettivo trasgressore od altro dei soggetti obbligati sia identificato successivamente alla commissione della violazione la notificazione puo’ essere effettuata agli stessi entro novanta giorni dalla data in cui risultino dai pubblici registri o nell’archivio nazionale dei veicoli l’intestazione del veicolo e le altre indicazioni identificative degli interessati o comunque dalla data in cui la pubblica amministrazione e’ posta in grado di provvedere alla loro identificazione.This period is 5 years from the date of the offence was committed, as far as both Al, who has been reading up on this, and I am aware.
Legal fees alone are likely to exceed the amount of any fine.
Note first, and as I mentioned at the start of this section, the time the Italian authorities have to send out fines is changing – but one crucial aspect is not – the statutory time limit – which is the length of time which passes before a case can no longer be perused under Italian law.
In the main this is suggested because it is easier for foreign drivers to do, indeed, the EMO agency helpfully provides those who ask with all the necessary appeal documentation in English.
But, you can, if you like: If you appeal to a justice of the peace, you will have to make a payment of €38, and you really will need the services of an Italian lawyer to lodge an effective appeal.
What happens: Now it becomes complicated, and, potentially, expensive. If you lodge an appeal with a prefect, which is easier, you may lose and be ordered to pay double the fine. And appeals to Italian prefects are, I’m told, rarely successful.
The fine collection agencies, from what I’ve seen, tend to advise people to appeal to prefects.There are now three sections: Don’t forget to read the most recent comments as they may well answer any questions you have – many of the questions are similar – Thanks.I’ve been getting lots of email from people on the subject of fines, so instead of repeating myself many times over, here’s how I understand the situation – BUT I am not a lawyer.The advantage of this option is that appeals to Italian justices of the peace are more likely to be successful – indeed, a good lawyer should be able to give you an idea as to whether an appeal is likely to succeed or not, before it goes to court.Italian justices of the peace do sometimes annul or reduce fines, but do not always double them.If anyone has had experience of this, please let us know in a comment. If you are renting a car for a trip in Italy, some car rental agencies are now offering passes for entry into limited traffic (ZTL) zones in some of Italy’s cities and towns.