Convicted of crime in the nightlife can from 1 July be excluded from bars and restaurants for two years.
This is clear after the bill was passed by a majority of the parliamentary parties on Thursday, the Ministry of Justice states in a press release.
This means that people convicted of certain types of crime in the night life can now be given a general ban on moving and staying in the night life for up to two years.
From midnight to 5 o’clock, the convict will not be allowed to stay in bars and restaurants and the like where alcohol is served.
According to the Ministry of Justice, the convict could be excluded from nightlife across the country. It is not a prerequisite that the violence took place in a restaurant. Violence in connection with the convict’s activities in the nightlife also applies.
– This may, for example, be the case where the affair was committed early in the morning in continuation of the person in question having stayed at a bar, nightclub or similar, it is stated in the bill that has been passed.
The police will also have the opportunity to define zones where the convict is not allowed to come. It can be Jomfru Ane Gade in Aalborg or Kødbyen in Copenhagen.
Should the convicted person who has been banned break it, he or she will be fined DKK 10,000. If it happens again, the convict can be jailed for 30 days.
Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup (S) states in the announcement that they are now “putting the perpetrators’ chair in front of the door”.
– Before the corona crisis shut down the whole nightlife, we saw several horrific episodes where innocent, young people were brutally assaulted, he says.
– If you have committed violence in Gothersgade in Copenhagen, you should not be allowed to walk in the city in Gothersgade or in Jomfru Ane Gade in Aalborg, it reads.
In the same vein, the change in the law also makes it possible for the police to take “expensive jackets, watches, mobile phones and other things of greater value” from defendants who have debts to the public sector, the ministry states.
Source: The Nordic Page