Schilb v. Kuebel

LOCATION:Iowa State Penitentiary

DOCKET NO.: 70-90
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1971-1972)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Illinois

CITATION: 404 US 357 (1971)
ARGUED: Oct 12, 1971
DECIDED: Dec 20, 1971

John J. O’toole
James A. Rooney – for appellees, pro hac vice, by special leave of Court

Facts of the case

A fine is a monetary penalty imposed on citizens and officials for administrative offenses in cases and amounts established by law. This is the most common form of punishment for administrative misconduct. In this case brief, the defendant was arrested for leaving the scene of a traffic accident. He had to pay a fine in order to be able to be released before the trial. After paying 10 percent of the fine, he was informed that he had to pay an additional 1 percent of the amount, which he had not previously been warned about. The defendant found this claim unconstitutional. However, the court ruled that this penalty is levied on all detainees, regardless of guilt or innocence in the incident.