It is probably worth mentioning that my error of judgment was also caused by the fact that st the same time the victim tried to intervene I heard glass flying through the air. I believed that bottles were being used to attack us. However there is no evidence of this. It was this occurrence, coupled with the fact that I could see my friends being attacked that caused the error of judgement.
Yes. If you could also try and quantify the chances of success, cost of solicitors, expected punishments for guilty or not guilty. I want to know whether its worth fighting my innocence for.
So just to clarify, based on the information I have provided you with you recommend I plead guilty on the basis on excessive self defence? ??
In my eyes I used only enough force to ensure that the person would not get back up and attack me
Excuse my ignorance I have very little idea of how the magistrates courts work.
Sorry just to clairfy, do you mean if the witness(es) fail to turn up on the FIRST magistrates court day it may be worth contesting it and that will go to trial?
But I wouldn't know if that was a possibility until I pleaded "Not guilty"? What if the witnesses were to turn up at the trial ?