fine for

fine (someone) for (something)

To charge one a monetary fee as a punishment for something they've done. Aw man, I only left my car in the fire zone for a few minutes, and they fined me for it.
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fine someone for something

to demand a monetary penalty from someone for having done something. The judge fined her for speeding. The agency fined our company for having the wrong kind of tank to store waste oil.
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Gray Davis' signature would require at least a $3,000 fine for businesses and cities that fail to file monthly reports on how much they pollute local waterways - a measure that would close a loophole in state water law, a report being released today says.
Under current law, a company faces a $1,000 fine for not filing its self- monitoring report - though that is rarely enforced - but faces a much larger financial penalty if a company files a report showing it violated its pollution limits.
But Howard and Cicero refused to cooperate and got hit with the maximum fine for each violation.
Frank Cordon, a candidate for the proposed Valley city's council, got out of a fine for illegally placed signs by telling a hearing officer he didn't know he broke the law.
The sharp increase in the fine for running a red light is the result of legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Shelley, D-San Francisco.