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The police interviewed me,and told me I have been accused

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The police interviewed me,and told me I have been accused of following a woman,which I categorically deny.
The police have said they are unsure of the date or dates ,the allegations took place,but have warned I had better stop or I will be charged the next time .
Must they give me the dates so that I can prove it was not me.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. There is no need to wait here, you will get an email when I reply.

Alex Watts :

Do they have an idea of when this happened please?

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

I assume they do , but will not share it with me ,therfore i cannopt prove it was not me .

Alex Watts :

Yes.

Alex Watts :

If they do charge you they can have a date range, so for example in between 1/1/2014 and 12/5/14

Alex Watts :

But they would need to prove the offence took place between those dates.

Alex Watts :

Obviously the exact date is ideal but they can use a range

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

They have not charged me , they only said dont do it again,or i will be charged .

Alex Watts :

Yes. If you have done it then this is just a warning then I would take heed.

Alex Watts :

This is because if it happens again they could charge you and that could land you in more trouble.

Alex Watts :

Does this clarify the position?

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

no , as i want to clear my name

Alex Watts :

But a warning isn't a charge

Alex Watts :

You can get a warning retracted as such

Alex Watts :

Because its not a conviction.

Alex Watts :

Therefore its not like the same thing

Alex Watts :

You can refuse to accept the warning and you could be charged.

Alex Watts :

But a warning is not a conviction or a caution

Alex Watts :

It expires after 1 year

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

I have been in hospital with a stroke , and had bad health for three years ,i seldom leave my home .I would like to clear my name .

Alex Watts :

Ok - refuse to accept the warning

Alex Watts :

And you could be charged.

Alex Watts :

Then it would go to Court.

Alex Watts :

If you are found not guilty,. your name is cleared

Alex Watts :

If you are found guilty then you stand convicted.

Alex Watts :

But refuse to accept the warning

Alex Watts :

Does that clarify how you can clear your name?

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

no , but thank you

Alex Watts :

If it does not clarify, how may I assist to make it clearer? Which part do you not understand and I can clarify

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

Can they be forced to tell me the exact date .

Alex Watts :

No

Alex Watts :

They can give a range as I have suggested.

Alex Watts :

Ideally a date should be given

Alex Watts :

But the person may not remember the exact date, but therebaout

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

therfore if was 100 miles away , i would still be charged .

Alex Watts :

Yes you could be. Harassment is not just physical.

Alex Watts :

It could be texts, calls and even silence can be harassment

JACUSTOMER-cb896z0n- :

Thank you for your time .

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