But he only admitted the offence because he was told to do so. People admit all kinds of things for all kinds of reasons - to protect others, to protect themselves, because they haven't slept for 40 hours...
And there WASN'T an offence - I made a false accusation
He didn't know he was allowed legal advice - he's a normal guy, not a lawyer. He doesn't know the ins and outs of the legal system.
He did admit it, but he can't be the first person to admit to something they haven't done.
So basically, any woman (even a complete basket case) can accuse a man of anything, and the course of action the police will take is to deprive him of sleep and then tell him (untruthfully) that he basically has no choice but to accept the caution. That's entirely sexist.
Why should he have to go to court for trying to prevent his wife from slitting her wrists again?! Of course he's going to take the option that doesn't involve going to court - and the police know that.
I don't mind getting charged with wasting police time.
But he didn't KNOW that he was entitled to legal advice; besides, we were both students at the time and couldn't have afforded legal advice.
I was getting treatment for two years.
He wasn't told that.
And, again, we couldn't have afforded legal advice.
I can't believe two years is too long to confess that you made a false accusation, but it's not too long for people making accusations against people like Jimmy Saville and Rolf Harris - those things are 15, 20, 30 years in the past and that's not too long for the police to try and make it right.
How can two years be too long to try and make this right?
But there is on admitting that you wasted police time?
Ok. Thanks for your time. I'll try Mankind and see if they can help.
Ok, no - I understand that. Thanks for your advice.
Apologies for the low rating. I didn't learn anything new from your answer that I hadn't already learned by googling, so I'm not willing to pay for information I had already found myself. Thank you for trying to help, though.
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I would ask you to reconsider the rating.
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