WHAT IS A "STRAFBEFEHL"?
A "Strafbefehl" is a penal order which is a simplified criminal procedure without a trial.
In place of the verdict the penal order is issued.
It is, however, equal to a verdict, if the recipient doesn't object within two weeks.
This means that the penalty is enforceable and might be entered into the "Bundeszentralregister" (federal central register) and also in a potential
"polizeiliche Führungszeugnis" (criminal record certificate).