fine always in monetary terms

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dervast

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Hello I know the phrase "pay a fine" when for example you parked in a wrong place and you received a fine which is in monetary terms (you have to pay).

I would like to know if a fine could be also used for non-monetary penalties. "Your fine is to stay in jail for the next X years".

I would like to thank you in advance for your help

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Alex.
 

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No, as far as I know, a fine is always the monetary portion of your sentence.

You can be sentenced to two weeks in jail and a fine of $10,000, for example.
 
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