One of my friend was caught by police while driving back home. He was drunk, but was within limits. He was caught by police and they filed FIR on him under Section 75 of TNCP ACT (Petty offence for verbal abuse).He paid fine with some additional amount and they let him go in 30 mins. Now the police are uploading FIR's online and this record is online.
1. Can the police let him go after getting fine/money even after FIR? Previously people will go to mobile court and pay the fine ?
2. He did not get any message from court? But FIR status show closure report/Charge sheet sent to court ? Can the police collect the fine on court behalf ?
3. He got offer from an IT MNC and his Background verification is in progress. Will this affect his career?
4. Will this create any issue while applying for passport renewal/ Visa for foreign?
I did some enquiry on the known circle and it seems petty offences are not treated that bad as expected but he is very much afraid and is already sorry for this. Any advise would be greatly helpful.
Thanks. 11th February 2019 From India