Police officers in Tayside have been given the power to issue fines for anti-social behaviour.
Police will be able to hand out £40 fines
Offenders will avoid the prospect of a criminal conviction if they pay the £40 fixed penalty fine within 28 days.
Chief Constable John Vine said it would give officers a new way of dealing with "low-level" anti-social behaviour like being drunk and incapable.
The force is the first in Scotland to trial the new powers contained in the Anti-Social Behaviour (Scotland) Act.
The £13,000 project will be evaluated after a year.
Those who do not want to pay the fine will be able to request a court hearing.
Mr Vine said the scheme would deliver "swift, simple and effective justice" while also having a deterrent effect.
"It will reduce significantly the amount of time that police officers spend completing paperwork and attending court, while simultaneously reducing the burden on the courts," he said.
"This will increase the amount of time officers spend on the street dealing with more serious crime and free the courts to deal with more serious offending."
Deputy Justice Minister Hugh Henry said police in Tayside would be able to issue a fixed-penalty notice to anyone who was drunk and incapable in a public place, urinating in public or continuing to play loud music after being asked to stop.