Hi. Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this. What country is she in?
Good day Jo, she is now back in Nigeria, she was here doing an MBA and left in Nov, the issue occured in October
My railcard was expiring on the sunday, whenever my railcard is expiring I take it out of the wallet and put it on the desk in my study as a reminder, to get it renewed during the weekend before the rush in the morning (i only use my railcard on weekdays) she was staying with us and what she told me was that she took mine by accident, however what she told the inspector was that I had willfully let her use it.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX my case there is no real case. However as she is my sister in law, even though I am quite cross she has put me in this position, I can't let her get a criminal record, she will not be able to attend as she is not in the country, if they are going to rely on Regulation 18, which does not require intent, what can i do to mitigate this from her perspective. Also Regulation 18 of the Railway by laws, is there an actual citation I can look up to get more clarity and see if there are any precedents i can rely on.
Ok thank, so do you think it is worth getting her represented legally or to see what they do as a criminal record will impact her adversely