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Sorry, he accepted it was counterfeit money when the shop assistant told him
What length of sentence would it likely to be if he pleaded guilty and could it be suspended as he runs his own business and if he is in jail how will all his bills and suppliers get paid. What does Howard refer to
When I viewed the website you told me about it says on that you can get just a fine, are you implying the 20 year case is now outdated and not relevant and perhaps the court may now be more lenient
I find that hard to take as a woman in my loal paper today has cheated benefit payments for £186000 and only got suspended 12 month sentence . If he gets custodial sentence he will also lose his home and his business and will end up bankrupt, all for £160 surely they will consider suspending it under these circumstances, even house robbery doesnt always get custodial sentences
Will an early guilty plea shorten his sentence
I'm afraid the recent case of Miller involved 3 £20 notes passed and a further 3 on the defendants' person which lead to 2 years reduced to 15 months on appeal. That case involved a plea.
Yes, they have to recognise his guilty plea.
But if he's been in today and hasn't pleaded then it wont be at the earliest opportunity. What happened today exactly?
Delighted to continue with this but please rate my answer.
he pleaded not guilty but has to go back to magistrates 28 feb dont know what that is for, he pleaded not guilty as the second charge was for trying to purchase an item in marks and spencers, there is absolutely no proof of that at all and he only went into marks and spencers as his girlfriend worked there and wanted to get her hours for the following week, he had no basket, no items in his hand and no intention of buying anything there, he definitely did not do that so felt that he had to plead guilty to both charges, basically he did not buy anything anywhere with fake money, as even in the first shop once he was made aware that his money was fake he immediately gave them some real money.will rate you after your next reply, sorry to keep going on but you have made me feel more worried than ever and my son will be suicidal when I show him all your responses.Incidentally are you in America I was looking at the time difference and wondered if all your points related to american law
I have rated you so please can you now reply to my previous queries, thank you
I am more depressed than ever since speaking to you and pray you are wrong , my life will be shattered if my son goes to jail for something so minor compared with many other crimes which recieve a much lighter sentence
in that case the laws an ass and the cases are not realistic guide lines, my son has not harmed anyone, and had these notes passed on to him unknowingly and now his whole life will be ruined.
so does benefit fraud, illegal immigrants, non means tested payments ie pensioners who are loaded getting fuel payments, tax dodgers, people who bring in loads of alcohol and tobacco, they just get it confiscated. . Anyway I have just read about a case where 2 people recieved 6 months each for having 18,000 pds of counterfeit money and 4 other cases involving similar amounts as my son and both got 7 month suspended sentences plus a fine so hopefully the judge will be more lenient than you have indicated