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Criminal+justice+act+1988+cj88144 Assistant: Where is this?

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Assistant: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Central London chancery Lane
Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: None I could pay for help
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Customer: Biggest mistake of my life never carried something illegal and never been arrested, i am a busy young man who’s studying and working at the same time, I’m doing night shifts and I am studying day time, can you help me please

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

How can I help with this please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can I talk with you face to face or shall I text you here instead
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I’m going to text you instead

I can call but it will increase costs.

Or I carry on online?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I get caught with a knife and class a drug (coke) that is not actually a drug, it was something different
That’s the first time I get caught, it happened around 3 am while I was supposed to be on work, but we have a lot of free time while working.

Ok are you asking what sentence you will face?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Do you have any previous?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No that’s the first time

Is this simple possession or possession with intent to supply?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I am not sure
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you expand a bit more please

Unless you can tell me what charges you face I can't tell you what sentence you will get I'm afraid.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Thanks but that sheet doesn't tell me the charges.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Thank you.

That is simple possession and a possession of a lock knife. Most likely it will be a community order.

However, be aware that if you acquire another conviction for carrying knives at all in your life it will be a mandatory custodial sentence of six months.

But this is a first offence so probably not custody.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you come with me on the court and can you be my lawyer, I am really worried because I’m 19 years old and the charges numbers and sections scared me a lot.The court date is 13/11/2019 and it will happen at 10 o’clock
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can I also ask you about the class a drug as well, am I going to have fine or a community order

No but I could refer you to somebody who could? I'll make a further offer.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is that live discussion going to help me or defend me when I’m on the court

Like I said, I can refer you to somebody who can help. Otherwise I can't get your details.

Jo C. and 5 other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I accepted the offer

All the best.