Thanks for taking me on. I can't remember the exact amount. Maybe 40 at Grade A. I didn't pay for them, they were obtained by P2P (like Limewire).
That's what I thought. I actually asked to speak to them though - fooled by the kindness of the DC involved asking after my mental health (they found a journal describing suicidal thoughts). Does this change matters or can my initiating it be taken as an admission of guilt, leading to arrest and custody? Sorry for all the questions, I hope they make sense.
Thank you for you help, I shall do this. And thank you for not passing judgement in your replies - I have trained and volunteered as a therapist for years and have never felt more of a monster, if you'll forgive me for borrowing your phrasing.
I had a chat with my solicitor in the station and we agreed it was probably best for me to not do the interview.
I have since contacted Stop It Now to arrnge attendance on their courses and my GP has referred me to the NHS mental health services as well as prescribing antidepressants for my anxiety and sleeplessness.
Although these are for my own good, I can't help but think they may also help my case if this goes to court. At the risk of losing any vestiges of respect, is there anything more I can do? Also, do they definitely jail people for Grade A offences or is it possible to get a conditional caution / community sentence (depending on numbers found etc.)? Sorry for all the questions in one go!
Thank you again for your time and help.
I thought it might be. I am hoping to escape custody as I feel there is more social stigma attached to that than community sentences. Although none of it really compares to the crime committed!
Thank you for your reply, you have put my mind (relatively) at ease.