Fines may be converted into imprisonment if it has not been possible to collect them on account of defiance on the part of the recipient of the fine. The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal.
The proposal implies that the requirement that it should be obvious that the recipient of the fine has not paid his or her fines on account of defiance shall be removed. The purpose of the legislative amendment is to increase opportunities to convert unpaid fines into imprisonment.
The amendment will come into force on 1 January 2021.