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The police have to read you your rights when they question you. What you have done is likely to qualify as an offence. However, the police will want to speak to you about the situation. ultimately, it will be up them if they decide to charge you. However, if this was the case then in my opinion you would be looking at a fine. If you have no priors and this was a genuine mistake then the police may decide just to caution you so that you don't do it again in the future. At the moment it is not possible to say what will happen for definite however, you should go down when asked and speak with the police and obviously be as respectful and cooperative as possible with them. Do explain that you were not intending any harm and it was an honest mistake, also that you were not aware you were committing an offence and they will hopefully be quite light on you, and as I said they will hopefully be understanding. If it was the worst case and they decided to charge you, the charge would be sent to the CPS and it would be up to them if they decided to move forward with the charge or not (whether it is deemed to be in the public interest or not) I cannot comment on what they would do, but at this point I would take it one step at a time and you will be informed what is happening at each stage.
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As I said I cannot comment on whether they will decide to charge you or not. This is up to them. If you take the advice I have given and given that you have no history etc. they may decide to caution you or perhaps not take any action at all. Once you have spoken with them then if you require further advice please do come back and I can assist once you know what is happening with the police at that point.
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