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How much was the overpayment? Who did you plead guilty to?
Hi Alex, £19,000 i pleaded guilty to department of works and pensions
Ok, directly to the DWP? Did they offer you a caution or anything?
yes they did, they interviewed me at a jobcentre
Did they caution you though? Was it a formal caution you had?
yes, they taped it
But they offered you a formal caution?
And you accepted?
That is different from admitting the offence
yes afraid so
Yes to which?
accepting a formal caution,
Then your Solicitor when it goes to Court can say that the matter has been dealt with. This should stay the proceedings
If you accepted a caution that should be the end of the matter
If it turns out you did NOT accept a caution and just admitted it then yes, they can prosecute you.
But you can get legal aid and your Solicitor can ask for a stay of proceedings
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
thank you very much
Can I help with anything else for you today?
no i think i have covered everything
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