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Ideally you should get a Solicitor.
Your Solicitor could ask for a caution for you.
That is you are cautioned for the offence. If the goods were recovered you do not need to pay for them.
If the goods were not recovered you can offer to pay and this can be part of the caution.
If you are charged then you are likely to go to Court.
The sentence if pleading guilty would be a conditional discharge, costs of £85 and compensation to pay the £110
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Oh and a victim surcharge as well.
But I would hope that without any previous you would get a caution.
Yes of course.
I would hope given no previous convictions and the low value you would get a caution
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OK - it is still possible to get a caution as it was almost 5 years ago.
But I would take a Solicitor unless you want to ask if a caution is available.
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A Solicitor is better placed, personally I would have one.
Especially if there are mental health concerns.
OK - its a matter for you. I can only say personally I would have a Solicitor.
But if you wish to conclude the matter hopefully tomorrow just go along and ask for one.
Explain it is low value, you want to pay it back etc.
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Yes it would.
You should still ask for a caution
Yes this would help you. This means you accept a fixed penalty, which means that you pay a fixed fee, normally around £80 - £100 and the matter ends.
You should accept this if offered.
You dont need to be terrified, there is no risk of custody at all.
Just ask if a fixed penalty or caution is available.
They can only say no.
It is down to the charging sergeant
Ask for a fixed penalty.
If refused ask for a caution
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You can do this yourself.
It is quite simple.
1) A fixed penalty
2) a caution
That is it.
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