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What is the likely- hood of prosecution given the circumstances I have already related. Without his travel id card how will the company proceed?
Will the company contact my relative's girlfriend?
If so should they put any enquiry from the train company it in the hands of a solicitor as soon as it arrives.?
Do companies settle out of court? There is no excuse and I know that prosecutions do happen. but I have read that a good lawyer can argue that the consequences of a prosecution are disproportionate to the crime. My relative is of good character and has no previous convictions of any sort.
No an ordinary ticket, she just issued him with the normal train ticket which he paid for in cash. No fixed penalty ticket was issued. Just an ordinary ticket. No caution and ticket collector did not appear to take his details or keep his travel id card. She just removed his girl friend's travel card.
Thank you I can only pray to God that ticket collector did not tap my sons details from ID card into her machine - he is sure she did write anything down. So so stupid. What was he thinking? Thank you for your help.
He has just told me that he paid for the ticket with a bank card. We just have to hope for the best. 32 and getting married in May! . Thanks for you advice I know my son has access to good lawyers if the worse comes to the worse. Children !! I must admit to being very anxious but we just have wait for first contact from rail company.
That's a comfort. Well now we just wait. Thanks for all your help. I know my son is so regretting his actions but he did commit a fraudulent act - And with a good career to lose. My comfort is that he is a good man, stupid but he would not set out to harm anyone. But that is not the point. So thank you for your advice. One survives