Legal and illegal behaviour penalties

Public order is general rules of public conduct based on principles of ethics and respect for one another. Compliance with these rules ensures a normal course of life of the society, tolerant communication, civilised ways of resolving conflicts between people, and refraining from aggression in the pursuit of their own interests.

Public order may be breached:

  • in a place which people usually attend (street, roads, parks, stadiums, premises of enterprises and institutions, apartment buildings staircases, public transport, etc.);
  • in a place which people usually do not attend, but have the right to attend and can appear there at any moment (e.g. in a forest, in a remote place near the lake, etc.);
  • in a private place, if the dangerous actions of the perpetrator carried out in this place disturb the calmness of people outside this area;
  • in a private place where, for one reason or another, other people came together and communicated with the owner’s consent (discussable).

The freedom of movement of a foreigner in Lithuania may be restricted if it is necessary for the security of the state, public order, the protection of human health or morals, the prevention of crime or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. The description of the procedure for the verification of Data on a Foreigner for establishing whether the foreigner is a threat to public order or the society and the preparation of conclusions on the threat to public order or the society, which establishes the procedure for the verification of data about the foreigner and the preparation of coclusions on the threat to public order or the society and criteria for the evaluation of the information, is in force in Lithuania.

Misconduct and penalties for offenses in Lithuania are set out in the Code of the Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Lithuania and the Criminal Code. Foreigners being in the Republic of Lithuania who have committed an administrative offense are liable in accordance with the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Lithuania, unless otherwise provided by other laws and international agreements of the Republic of Lithuania.

The types of administrative penalties in Lithuania are the following:

The following administrative penalties may be imposed on an individual who has committed an administrative offense:

  • warning;
  • fine;
  • public works (appointed as an alternative administrative penalty, in accordance with the procedure established in this Code, by replacing it with a fine or a part of it thereof).

Important! If you are liable to pay a fine, you need to know the information on fines for administrative offenses or administrative misconduct:

  • Penalties imposed by representatives of the Inspectorate for administrative offenses are paid to the budget revenue collection accounts of the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance (the accounts are available here);
  • penalties for administrative offenses or administrative misdemeanors shall be paid upon a separate payment order for each offense or misdemeanor; the payment order must cover the identification code of the offense ROIK, which must be indicated in the field of the unique payment code; payment code: 1001; the recipient: the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, the beneficiary’s code is 188659752.

For more information call the Tax Information Center by number 1882 (calls are paid) or at the website http://www.vmi.lt/.

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