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I have been charged and solicitors advised that I can either ask them to request a restraining order, or try to get the cps to drop the case on the grounds that it is not in anyone's interest to proceed. Im told both are a very log shot, even if I get a psychiatric report showing that I was lready in great mental distress and have been taking steps to address my health and to leave the area (I will move away in .January)
I think the mental distress is clear. The duty doctor in the station listened to my story and said my ex was likely psychotic (she had threatened violence on multiple occasions). Of course its me on trial for being unable to let go, but since I have been receiving counselling and medication I hope these things will be considered mitigating.o
Or, is it plausible to file a complaint of abuse against her although the relstionship is over?
I just had a chat with a solicitor friend. Her opinion is that this should have been a caution in the first place though obviously it's too late for that. She thought it still possible that the cps would drop it. The magistrates hearing is in 3 weeks. If I can show I have not made any attempt at contact, have finalised a move to another city, and just want to move on, do you think thers a slim chance it could be dropped? Do you think I should also mention that it could seriously dent the career move Ive been planning (I am a lecturer/teacher - ironically intending to convert to law!).
It all feels a little unfair, although I accept I should have stopped trying to talk to my ex (albeit once in a week). My main concern is that having a crimibal record coukd scupper my chances in the already super-competitive law jobs market.