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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Did they charge on the day please?
Yes they did in the car. im sure they did cos they said i'm charging you....
i cant actually remember what for tho :(
Were you given a date to attend Court?
Or was it just some paper they completed? Did they give you a copy?
Do you have to go back to the Police station?
no not at all, i cant remember what was all said. the police man was lovely but he said i'll need to wait for a letter?
no i wasnt given any paper copies. they wrote the details in a book?
Ok - it may be that you are summonsed to Court, or you may be offered a caution
If the goods were recovered I would hope you may just get a caution
But if you are summonsed to Court I would get a Solicitor.
They could represent you on the day and ask that a caution be considered
does this type of offence go to a high court and get publicised?
Especially if the goods were returned and that you have no previous
It wont be the High Court it would be the Magistrates Court
who can represent me? im sorry but i have no idea how this works
Yes the press may be there and could report it as it is in public
all the goods were recovered
Ok. Then you may get a caution
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
well if i'm waiting for a letter, the policeman says i may have to go to court, or i could end up back at the policestation to plead guilty and pay a fine? in your experience what would you say it is that i get?and what is the Magistrates Court?
I would hope it would be a caution
Magistrates Court is for petty crime
and also do you know what time frame it will be for me to get this letter? i move house 4th August this year
They need to do it within 6 months
If its 4th August then you should have already moved!
what happens when you go to court for petty crime? is there a jury or?
If you plead guilty for this you would be sentenced there a then.
It would be a conditional discharge that means if you dont get into trouble within the next few years then the matter has ended.
But you would have a criminal record.
Which is why a caution would be far better
is there any advise you can give me as to what to do to try lessen the prosecution?and if i do go to court, and plead guilty - which i will do what do you think i will get as a punishment?
4th October i meant
Sadly there is nothing you can do at this stage.
If you are going to move make sure your mail is re-directed
You would get a conditional discharge if it went to Court - please see above
Does that clarify?
yes it does thank you. so if i do go to court, i will get this discharge and then the matter will be resolved? fingers crossed this is just a caution. in your experience what would the likelihood of me just getting a caution be? as this is my first crime? will it be worth the P.fiscal taking me to court?
Yes if you get a discharge that is the end of the matter.
I can't say what the chances are but if the goods have been returned and you have no previous, I would hope the Police would offer you this
Can I clarify anything else for you?
can you clarify there's no chance of me going to jail?
No chance of going to jail
Does this answer the question for you today?
yes thank you, ***** ***** a great weight off my shoulders. so i shouldnt worry too much about this?
of course i will never do anything like this again. also should i get a solicitor?
Only if it goes to Court.
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