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There,I have been arrested assault by touching.

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Hi there,
I have been arrested for sexual assault by touching. No charges brought against me as yet. On bail until 16th August 2016. I want advice on whether you think the CPS will decide to proceed.
I was at a party. Everyone was very drunk. I fell asleep next to a friends male partner on the settee. I woke to him shouting at me, saying I was a pervert and had tried to touch him up. I was shocked. He went up to bed. His partner (my friend) came downstairs asked me to leave which I did. Next day i text my friend saying I didn't intentionally touch him as I was asleep. He didnt reply. Just over a week later I was arrested, interviewed and released on bail. Guy involved said I had my hand down his boxer shorts and was trying to lick his face which I know didn't happen. He said it was a surreal experience and his statement made it sound as if he wasn't really sure what was happening. Everyone was really drunk. There was a delay before they reported this.
I'd like the know if you think there is enough evidence for CPS to proceed to charge me.
Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Have you told the police you were drunk?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes they know that
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
They may well know it but that is a different business entirely to you admitting it on tape under caution creating a situation where they don't have to prove it.
Have you said you don't remember?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I admitted I was drunk on the tape. Should I not have done that?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
It would have been better if you hadn't.
Have you told them you don't remember what happened?