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What is it you would like to know about this today please?Alex
Are you pleading guilty?
I agree in terms of your pleas. I think you would struggle against criminal damage and assault.
It may be that the CPS decide to accept those pleas and drop threats to kill.
Unless you made threats and she believed you were going to kill her I am confident you will be found not guilty.For sentence you are likely to get a fine or community order. There is also the possibility of a restraining order preventing contact, save through a Solicitor.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Yes community order/service is the same.
No, if she retracts (and a retraction is only the case where she has to say she made it up) then it would still go ahead.
The CPS have a policy of continuing to prosecute regardless where domestic violence is alleged.
Does that clarify? Alex
Its more likely to get a Community Order. But fine would be 1 weeks income.
If it does not go to Court then no, you would not have a criminal record.
Does that help? Alex
No, if it does not go to Court you walk away.
If it does go to Court you will get fine/community order and get a criminal record.
As for the counselling, thats for mitigation only, its not a defence
The CPS (Crown Prosection Service)
It is but dont rely too much on what he/she says. Its down to the CPS
Can I clarify anything else for you? Alex
Its a matter of evidence, the CPS may charge or they may not.
If you go to Court this means they are proceeding. Otherwise it would be dropped before you got to Court.
Then she would need to give evidence to show the threats were real
No, if you admitted the damage and assault then you could well be charged with that.
The statement for the non mol wont be used in the criminal trial
Yes they may well do. But they may just offer you a caution.
Correct. Does that help?
If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today please, otherwise the site does not credit me for the time spent with you today. Thanks and good luck. Alex
Happy thanks. Alex