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My SIA licence has just been revoked for assault on police

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My SIA licence has just been revoked for assault on police for which i was fined 6 months ago. The assault was - while in the back seat of the police car the officer leant over me to put the seatbelt on and the cuffs scratched the top of his head.

Security has been my livelyhood since i was 17 so almost half my life.

Should i appeal or is this a foregone conclusion?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer.

My name is Alex and I'm happy to help with your question today.

Do you have any other convictions recorded against you?

Were there any other charges or was it just assault police?

What was the sentence?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Alex, thanks for the reply.


 


I had driving convictions 7 years ago.


 


As for this case afraid it was the terrible trio


 


Disorderly beheviour


Resisting


Assault on police


 


I received fines for each offence after pleading guilty ( due to having no recollection of the incident.


 


I had a blackout due to a severe gallbladder attack for which i took some painkillers and foolishly had a few glasses of champagne at a friends house.

Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
Hi Richard

I think you should appeal. You have nothing to lose.

Your guilty plea demonstrates remorse and willingness to take responsibility for your actions.

The fine reflects the fact that this was a low level incident.

If you lose on appeal then at least you know you've given it your best shot. If you do nothing you might regret it six months down the line.

However, I'll be blunt. An offence of assault, especially assault on a police officer, is seriously frowned on. The chances of success are very slim indeed.

Alex