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Please can you help me. My ex partner is going to court next

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Hi, please can you help me.
My ex partner is going to court next week for a charge of stalking me. I retracted my statement a couple of weeks ago as I said I would like to reconcile however I still have heard nothing from the police/CPS. I rang the police today and they said it is still under review by the CPS and I should still attend court next week.
Will he face a prison sentence?
Thanks
Sunita
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Have you done this before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has been arrested before for harassment but not charged
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How does the process work, will your reply appear if I keep this window open?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also this is in England
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does a response take?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay.

But have you called the police before?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
twice in the past but it has never got to court and he has never been charged. However this time he has been charged and is due for court next week.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

How long ago was that please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The last time was over a year ago and the time before that 2 years ago
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay. It depends on the nature of the stalking. He could go to prison depending on his record.

However, there is a risk that they could just summons you. This is not a first incident and this is a relatively serious allegation. They do have a policy of summonsing in these circumstances.

The reality is that unless he has horrendous previous convictions or a poor compliance record he probably would avoid custody but that can't be guaranteed.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo