The fine procedure usually begins with a hearing. The road user is made aware of the traffic offence he is accused of and is given the opportunity to describe his or her view of what happened and to raise objections to the accusation. If, after the hearing, the competent authority continues to uphold the allegations, it shall issue a fine notice. If an objection is lodged against the fine notice in due time, the fine authority will review the situation and whether it will uphold its decision. If the fine authority concludes that the transaction has been lawful and that the decision taken is correct, it shall hand over the files on the public prosecutor's office to the district court, which will re-examine the case. If no appeal is filed against the fine notice or is not filed in due time, the fine notice becomes final and cannot be changed. The total amount shown in the decision must be paid. If no payment is made, a dunning procedure is initiated, which entails additional costs. If the order for payment procedure is unsuccessful, enforcement proceedings will be followed. Because of the fine, the district court may also order enforcement detention. For the duration of the driving ban, the driving licence is taken into official custody by the fine authority. If the driver's license is not issued voluntarily, it will be confiscated with the help of the police.