237. A judgment imposing a fine or the payment of costs is not executory before the expiry of at least 30 days, except where the person required to pay it waives that period, and it cannot include any order for recovery of the fine or costs. However, where the judge is satisfied that the defendant will abscond, he shall direct that, failing immediate payment of the sum due under the judgment, the defendant shall be imprisoned for the period he determines in accordance with articles 348 to 351.
1987, c. 96, a. 237; 1992, c. 61, s. 11.