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Whilst I acknowledge guilt of using a non appropriate travel pass, I would like to settle this out of court as explained above as I do not want a criminal record particularly as I work professionally in the financial sector.
Compensation requested is £4.50. Costs are £130. I am happy to pay TfL much more as a way to avoid going to court over this.
I have written to them, offered to settle out of court, and now have a pack from a court which has a statement in it which is untrue and riddled with errors. Nobody seems to want to listen to me and I feel that I am caught up in a big wheel which wont stop and listen to reason.
Your advice on how to proceed.
Is it best to go to court, plead guilty and try to explain what happened, or get representation in court from a solicitor to do this for me, or is there some one who can work for me in discussion with the company.
What is the best way to try and avoid getting a criminal record?
What is the likey sentence?
Contrary to S.5(3)(a) of the regulation of Railways Act 1889 as amended by section 84 (2) of the Transport Act 1952 and Section 18 18 of the British Railways Act 1970