Thank you for the response.
When it comes to the charge related to the Bail Act, are they indications as to what sort of custody would be in place?
I've been reviewing the CPS Legal Guidance, and the Fraud Act of 2006 is now in place. I was charged with 27 counts of fraud and deception linked to payments on credit cards in my place of work, with the total value not exceeding GBP 15,000. So would this framework be used, or the previous act in place (1978 if i am not mistaken).
And there is no way to gauge the likelihood of prosecution, even if a local solicitor was to review the case?
reason i ask, is i am keen on putting this to rest once and for all, and i do understand the custody, more likely than not, is something i will face. However i'm keen to know how the initial charges will play out, or would those be disregarded after a period of time?
so potentially 10 weeks in custody against the bail act, and potentially longer if remanded in bail until trial, given that i am potentially a flight risk. If i was to put a sum of money down, would the courts consider that?
i've read that that maximum sentence for the fraud related charges could extend up to 10 years! is this realistic for a crime of this nature?
these days, are there long waiting periods for cases to be heard in front of the crown court?
Sorry i'm almost done...
there is no such thing as a charge being dropped or dying after xx number of years...
Secondly, what are the next steps if i wish to make amend to my status. Would i appoint legal counsel prior to returning to the UK?