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Whatis the relevance of you not having your wallet with you? Did you have a validtravel pass in your wallet?
Pleasebear with me today because I will be online and off
no I did a vaild travel pass in my wallet I had my bank card and money in it.
you say that youdid a travel pass in your wallet.
Do you mean thatyou did have a travel pass in your wallet or you did not have a travel pass inyour wallet? I think you mean that you did not. Please confirm.
in which case, youwere travelling without a valid ticket which is an offence.
What do you want toknow?
Presumably you aregoing to plead guilty.
If you have notbeen offered the opportunity of the fixed penalty, you are faced with attendingcourt pleading guilty.
I asked the ticket inspector for relevant details to pay the penalty fare,he replied they will contact you, for you to pay the fine, which I was not given the choice; I got a summons instead, my point is that why should I plead gulity when other people get offered a chance to pay the penalty fine, which I thought I was going to get that chance to do so.
What can I do to resolve this
There is nostatutory right to a fixed penalty. It is a concession.
You can write tothe CPS or above is bringing the prosecution and ask for them to deal with thisby way of fixed penalty in order to avoid wasting court time.
If this proceeds tocourt, produced the copy letter to the court and ask for it to be dealt with onthe same basis.
I will write the letter to the protection office.
Do you think I need legal representation at court if this goes to court, I can not afford a criminal record, that mean I will lose my job.
likely to end witha criminal record I'm afraid because the fact remains that you have committedthe offence and are pleading guilty.
I cannot see howyou could plead not guilty unless you were to lie about the facts whichobviously, would be perverting the course of justice/perjury and I cannotadvise you to do.
All the solicitorcan do is plead some mitigation but I don't think, in all honesty, there is anymitigation that you can plead in this case that would make any meaningfuldifference.
I have written the letter to the prosecution office, also I have pleaded not guilty, Due to the fact I had a valid oyster card with money on it.
I went to the court office yesterday and completed the form, Which I pleaded not guilty.
I look at the statement the ticket inspector,written I disagree with some of the facts and I want the chance to cross examine him.
You didnt say you had a valid OC.I did ask but you didnt reply.
In which case send copy to the prosecutor saying that and suggesting that they should drop this and deal with it by way of reprimand. I have done that many times succesfully.If it does go to court, what do you want to query the inspector on?