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we had 2 of those the other week

both I believe were settled on the day before going in but I've a feeling they were told not so say anything on public forums

awaiting conf of this from someone. behind the scenes

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HB, my court date is the 6th of March. I still have some time, I may try my luck again and see if I can talk to someone different on the phone. Would I still be able to go and see the prosecutor before the court proceedings take place even if i've pleaded guilty by post?

 

I haven't pleaded by post but I'm sort of leaning towards it since I've never been to court before. I'm already scared as it is so I don't know how I'd be able to handle the pressure of it all.

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Hi.

 

Old-Codja who advises here usually recommends to go to court and show remorse because the magistrates may be more lenient.

 

I believe you can still speak to the prosecutor on the day, maybe someone will confirm. You'll need to take cash with you to pay any fine and admin penalty.

 

There seems to have been an outbreak of these cards with people being conned and TfL seem to be taking a hard line because they're losing money and it costs more for people who pay their fares.

 

Still worth a try though.

 

HB

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don't plead by post guilty

plead guilty and say you will attend 

 

as I said

I know of two recent cases both fake facebook ad cards that were settled on the day with the prosecutors before the hearing actually started

one was over 350 uses.

 

the other actually went before the magistrate, the defendant had already pleaded guilty and attended showing remorse, the prosecutor denied OOC at the venue

the defendant stated this to the magistrate, they suggested the prosecutor allowed it to happen..it did .no criminal record.

 

but each case hangs on the BACKGROUND of the person.

if they have no extenuating reasons for OOC, like job/money needed to support family etc .. then it wont happen.

 

from what i'm being led to believe , the OOC clampdown is solely targeting younger students/graduates that have solely done it to save them money by knowing buying fake cards to evade full fare yearly costs ...esp when there are other schemes and bursaries GIVEN to cut the costs of travel.but hey spend that on other things they cant account for

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Hi.

 

I don't know if wanderwall will reply to this, but there's a similar thread with a reported outcome here.

 

HB

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I didn't go to court, I just pleaded guilty by post which is stupid, I know. It's nearly been a week, I have still yet to receive the letter from the court as to what they decided.

 

Take the advice of the forum, plead guilty and attend the hearing to show remorse.

 

Once, I get the letter I'll give an update. 

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can take up 2 weeks for them to send you a letter, but please make sure to update us :) I'm in the same boat as you!

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How long did you guys get a response from tfl since the first explanation letter sent? My friend is in the same circumstance and hasnt got any thing for more than a month since the explantion letter was sent

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you need to start your own topic vplee

click the create top right in the red 

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