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  1. Hi guys I wanted to update you all as to what happened with my case. After receiving the letter asking me to either plead guilty or not guilty, i decided i had to seek the help of a solicitor. They wrote to TFL on my behalf emphasising how a criminal record would have an adverse effect on my future career and employment hopes as i am a young person applying to university later this year. Thankfully, TFL withdrew the case and just issued me with a warning...no criminal record or fine. I certainly have learnt a valuble lesson from this and i am grateful for the help and advice i received on this forum. Thank-you all
  2. Hi guys Just a quick update. As expected, i got the letter today informing me that tfl do intend to prosecute and i can either plead guilty and not come to court , plead not guilty and come to court or plead not guilty and attend a trial. They have charged me with the following: On (date), you did enter a compulsory ticket area without having with you a valid ticket. Contrary to byelaw 17 (1) of the Transport for London Railway Byelaws Made under Paragraph 26 of schedule 11 to the greater london authority act 1999 and confirmed under section 67 of the transport Act 1962. I just wanted to know if there was anything i could do from here. Also how would this conviction affect me in the future with regards to employment and travel. I am applying to university later this year with the hope of studying dentistry and univeristies carry out an enhanced dbs criminal record check so will this show up.
  3. I didnt have the money to top up so i used my brothers oyster card. What do you think i should do from here?.. .shall i call the prosecutor dealing with my case and ask to settle or not?
  4. Hi guys, Just a quick update...i received a letter today saying the following: Thankyou for responding to out enquiry letter. Your comments will be taken into consideration when reviewing this case and we will contact you once we have reached a decision I note that you presented three different oystercards for inspection, none of them contained sufficient funds for a journey and therefore were not valid Please do not hesitate to contact me if i can assist you further Yours sincerly... I dont think i mentioned in my original post that i presented three different oystercards - my regular student oyster card and two normal blue oyster cards which i always keep in my wallet just incase i lose one. What are your thoughts and what shall i do from here?i
  5. Thankyou honeybee The letter has been posted. Im not confident about my chances but i can only hope for the best i suppose. I certainly have learnt my lesson thats for sure! I will keep you updated as to what happens next. Thankyou all for your help and input thus far
  6. Dear sir/madam I wish to offer my sincere and unreserved apology for travelling without a valid train ticket on... I did not have a valid ticket due to recent financial difficulties and I was due to be paid from my part time job the following day after this incident occurred. I had to travel that day as I had an exam to sit which is why I made the mistake of not purchasing a valid ticket for my journey. I had previously missed many days of college simply because I did not have enough money to cover the fare. I made a very bad choice which has haunted me since. Desperation can sometimes lead you to make decisions which are completely out of character and ultimately wrong. I usually always purchase a valid ticket when travelling and I have never done anything like this before. I was in a difficult situation financially but I did wrong which I hold my hands up to and I wholeheartedly regret. I have certainly learnt from this experience and would never think of doing anything like this again. As a hopeful young student with dreams of getting into dental school, a criminal record would be devastating and would end any hopes of this becoming a reality. I hope that you will take into consideration that this is my first offence and I have never previously been on the wrong side of the law. I wish to offer any monetary sums equivalent to any related fines and administrative fees you have incurred to avoid going to court as a potential criminal record would have a disproportionate effect on future career and employment hopes. I sincerely apologize for my actions and for the inconvenience caused to all those involved. Yours sincerely.... Is this any better?
  7. Ok thanks for the advice, i will update the letter and post it up before sending off today...also do i just send a covering letter with the letter they sent me asking for my version of events or shall i send a seperate letter entirely
  8. This was what i was confused about earlier which is why it took me a while to get started on an apology letter How else do i explain everything then?.. .The ticket inspector suspected that i had a child oyster as he heard it when i tapped in as it makes a different sound. He included it in his notes and also wouldnt it be easy to gain proof by using cctv. I don't wanna be more dishonest then i already have been which may just give them more reason to prosecute. Others have suggested to be more vague about it but how do i explain tapping in and getting past the barriers then as well as the inspectors suspicion.. .what would you do and how would you explain everything then?
  9. thank-you i will change it What do u think of my chances if an out of court settlement?
  10. Dear sir/madam I wish to offer my sincere and unreserved apology for travelling without a valid train ticket on..i have had financial difficulties of late due to unexpected payments that were due. I was due to be paid from my part time job the following day after this incident occured but i had to travel that day as i had an exam to sit which is why i made the the terrible mistake to use my brothers under 16 oyster card. I had previously missed many days of college simply because i did not have enough money to cover the fare. I panicked when i was confronted by the ticket inspector which is why i was not honest at the time which i deeply regret and i know that this only made matters worse. I was fearful that my brother would get into trouble for what was my mistake. I have been using my own oyster card since being paid and i will never use his or anyones oyster card other than my own again. I made a very bad choice which has haunted me since. Desperation can sometimes lead you to make decisions which are completely out of character and ultimately wrong. I usually always purchase a valid ticket when travelling and i have never done anything like this before. I am so so sorry for my actions and for the inconvenience caused to all those involved. I was in a difficult situation financially but i did wrong which i hold my hands up to and wholeheartedly regret. I have certainly learnt from this experience and would never ever think of doing anything like this again. I apologise profusely for my actions and feel shameful for my moment of very poor judgement. As a hopeful young student with dreams of getting into dental school, a criminal record would be devastating and would end any hopes of this becoming a reality. This is my first offence and i have never previously been on the wrong side of the law. I wish to offer any monetary sums equivalent to any related fines and admistrative fees you have incurred to avoid going to court as a potential criminal record would destroy my future career and employment hopes. Once again i sincerely apologise for my actions for which i am deeply ashamed and i look forward to hearing from you Yours sincerely.... Is this any better? Other people ive spoken to seem to say i am incriminating myself by saying that i was infact using a child oyster but the inspector knew i was using one eventhough it wasn’t found and i just want to be honest ablut what happened. What do you think and is there anything you would include or not include?
  11. Thankyou This is my first draft letter Dear sir/madam I wish to offer my sincere and unreserved apology for travelling without a valid train ticket on...I apologise profusely for my actions and feel shameful for my moment of very poor judgement. As a hopeful young student with dreams of getting into dental school, a criminal record would be devastating and would end any hopes of this becoming a reality. I had been struggling financially this past month which is what led me to make this grave mistake which i wholeheartedly regret and wish i could take back if i had the chance. This is my first offence and i have never previously been on the wrong side of the law. I was due to be paid from my part time job the following day after this incident occured. I had no choice but to travel that day as i had an exam to sit which is why i used my brother oyster card. I had previously missed several days of college simply because i did not have enough money to cover the fare. I panicked when i was confronted by the ticket inspector which is why i was not honest at the time which i deeply regret and i know that this only made matters worse. I was fearful that my brother would also get into trouble for what was my mistake. I made a very bad choice which has haunted me since. Desperation can sometimes lead you to make decisions which are completely out of character and ultimately wrong. I usually always purchase a valid ticket when travelling and i have never done anything like this before. I am so so sorry for my actions and for the inconvenience caused to all those involved. I was in a difficult situation financially but i did wrong which i hold my hands up to and wholeheartedly regret. I have certainly learnt from this experience and would never ever think of doing anything like this again. I wish to offer any monetary sums equivalent to any related fines and admistrative fees you have incurred to avoid going to court as a potential criminal record would destroy my future career and employment hopes. Once again i sincerely apologise for my actions for which i am deeply ashamed. Yours sincerely....
  12. The reason i was confused was because you said earlier dont mention anything they dont need to know so i wasnt sure what to include and what not to include in my letter of apology...i will get to work on a draft letter and post it up on here so you can hopefully help me with it. @Bazza Sorry if ive come across this way, this whole situation has just been really stressful for me and its all happened at the wrong time as i have exams to revise for also but its my mistake and ive brought in on myself. I have a bad habit of over thinking and focusing on every little detail which is why i keep asking questions...i will write up a draft letter and i hope you will still be willing to help
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