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The first appearance is at magistrates court. He was told whilst being in custody that cctv did not show anything....which is what the claimant is basing their evidence on. It is their word against his. Is he able to obtain this evidence from the police beforehand so he knows what he is up against. He claims it was an accident, he does not doubt the phone was broken but both parties had been drinking and it was at 4am in the morning but he did not do it intentionally which is what he is being charged for,
For Jo C,
If my son pleads not guilty on the day I understand that it will go to Crown Court....is that correct? If so could the punishment be more severe if he is found guilty? Can he see a duty solicitor on the day and would that solicitor be able to see the evidence before my son pleas.
For Jo C
Thank you for your help. Just one last thing. My son suffers from crohns disease and this was pointed out to custody officer at point of entry to police station when he was arrested.
He spent 9 hrs in custody and when he asked for something to eat was told they could not do anything right now and when he told them there was no toilet paper in the loo in the cell was told the same thing. he therefore spent 9 hours in custody with no access to food and proper toilet facilities whilst suffering from a chronic bowel disease
Can we do anything about this as this would have made him suffer a fair amount of discomfort and would have made him very agitated.