9. Maximum fines
A fine must not exceed the statutory limit. Where this is expressed in terms of a ‘level’, the maxima are:
|Level 5||Unlimited (for offences committed after 12 March 2015)*|
*For offences committed before 12 March 2015 the level 5 maximum is £5,000
See the approach to the assessment for fines for directions on dealing with cases involving very large fines in the magistrates’ court.