My partner has been charged with common assualt and tested positive on a drugs test . the cps are prosecuting and a court date has been set . I do not want it to go to court . It was totally out of character , has never happened before and my partner is now seeking professional help for his drug problem . is there anything i can do to prevent this going to court and getting his bail conditions ( no contact with me or 2 other witnesses ) lifted .I was not the person who contacted the police .
Hi Alex ,
I did not call the police . a neighbour did . the police attended and took my partner away . he has never been violent towards me whatsoever before . i know it was a combination of drugs and alcohol that resulted in his violent behaviour . When i was in contact with the police on monday i was informed that even if i did not want to prosecute it would be refered to the cps and as a result the decision has been made to prosecute . I do not want this and need your advice as to if there is anything I can do . My partner and I are both respectable adults (49 & 48 ) who hold responsible jobs .
He is , as I write , attending a clinic in Birkenhead , Merseyside to seek professional help for his drug addiction .
any help / advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated Alex
in interview he was advised by his solicitor to answer no comment . One witness was with me in our flat when Nick came home . He was very verbally abusive towards her and she got up to leave as told to by my partner . then he came towards me shouting abuse . I am not sure if she witnessed him putting his hand to my throat or throwing me on the floor . a second witness came up to see what all the shouting was about and to tell Nick that his children were in bed . He saw me on the floor and Nick kicking out at me . then he called the police
I think the lady in the flat saw Nick kicking out
I was interviewd at the time by the police and yes I did give a statement . Alex I know what he did was wrong but I also know it was totally out of character and he is devastated by his actions . He was given a date of next Tue to attend the drug abuse clinic but rang them yesterday to try and get help asap . Hence him going yesterday and today .
re the statement saying I dont support the prosecution ;Would I contact Merseyside police with the crime ref number ?
What would happen if I didnt attend the court hearing ? ( obviously I dont want to get into any trouble ! )
I suppose you can call me nieve never having been involved in anything like this !! Obviously at the time I was very upset and shocked . I just told them what had happened and gave the statement thinking that was what I had to do
ok , I will contact Merseyside police . Thank you for your advice Alex
no , thats it Thank you