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Public Transport Offences / Diversion

Case: Unpaid train ticket and abusing PSO.

Client was on a train going home when asked by PSOs to show his ticket, he also had his feet on the seat. Client believed he had a valid ticket as he had a collection of transport passes at home he always puts credit on them. He was tired and abused the PSOs who called police.

Charges/ Ch1 (invalid ticket), Ch2 (feet on seat), Ch3 (offensive behaviour)

Result/ Diversion granted: all charges dismissed after 3 months

Our lawyer asked client to write a letter of apology to the PSOs who then recommended him for Diversion. Magistrate accepted that client was tired and irritable, but would be more respectful in future.

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