In 2021, nearly 1,400 convictions were pronounced for acts of urban rodeos, an increase of nearly 40%. Encouraging figures for the Ministry of Justice.
A “daily incivility” against which it was necessary to respond with “daily justice”, according to Eric Dupond-Moretti, for whom the phenomenon of motorized rodeos “exasperates thousands of French people on a daily basis”.
The Keeper of the Seals was on the move this Tuesday, January 25 in Besançon to draw up an initial assessment of the law of August 3, 2018 on urban rodeos. The latter created a specific offence, punishable by one year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros.
127 devices seized in 1 year
The law also allows motorized vehicles to be seized, which can thus be used “virtuously”, according to the Keeper of the Seals.
In Besançon, where I went this morning, the vehicles seized are becoming great teaching tools for mechanical apprentices.
The virtuous circle of laws imbued with firmness and common sense. pic.twitter.com/52JI82uqfl
— Eric Dupond-Moretti (@E_DupondM) January 25, 2022
Between 1is December 2020 and the 1is December 2021, 127 of them would have been seized by the State.
The Besançon public prosecutor has, for example, signed two agreements with a high school for automotive trades and a training center for apprentices, which provide for the free allocation of seized vehicles.
“We have heaps of treasures from crime on our premises,” said Eric Dupond-Moretti. “We are not in the blah-blah, it is called justice. And maybe even local justice.”