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It costs £8000 a day to run the Crown Court. An ABH trial will generally take 1-2 days.
Are you sure you want to go ahead with this? Your chances of success are not that high or the Crown would have prosecuted this for you.
If you are intent I could probably draft an indictment for you. What were your injuries?
That just couldn't have happened anymore. Inspectors don't have authority to do that. This would been examined by CPS and only they could have rejected this.
So what are your injuries?
That cannot be right. They lost the power to do that some time ago now.
Isn't your other problem that these injuries are probably better charged as a common assault. Has this been committed to the Crown Court yet? If not, you could amend the charge and keep it down in the Magistrates.
You can amend the charge to a common assault and then at least jury trial won't be an option.
But its still a very expensive affair. If you do that you won't need an indictment. You can just lay an information before the court.
OK. I'm afraid I'm going to opt out. I think it would be wrong of me to draft an indictment that will be wrong and vexatious.
Think very carefully about this as you are going to lose and its going to be a very expensive business. She could also sue you when its all over for her costs which will inflate the expense even more.
If you are intent you can find the rules here
I've explained above really.
You've got no proper chance of a conviction as this has been considered and rejected. Thats the defintion of a vexatious claim. You will lose and it will be expensive.
Prima facie means the bearest allegation. It doesnt mean considering the entirety of the case a view that you can prove beyond all reasonable doubt that your account is the true one.
I'm not going to spend any longer on this issue in any event. You will lose and it will cost you. I've given you the link above.
Good luck with it.
The advice is correct though as I'm afraid you will find out.
Its not that simple. If you don't pay in advance, counsel just won't go to court. Solicitors won't act unless you pay on account.
I don't think your assailant will be at all worried about this. She's going to get off.
Yes, but unless the monies are paid upfront this prosecution won't happen anyway.
In any event, if you are hopin to win and be vindicated that simply will not happen. CPS don't drop cases that have a reasonable chance of success. Its often the easier decision to prosecute bad cases than to discontinue them.
Yes, you did say that but you can't be right on that point.
That just plain could not have happened. CPS will have looked at this and discontinued it and you will lose.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on this point and I'm not going to be spending longer on it.
I've expressed a view. You'll find its correct but we won't agree on that tonight.
I'm afraid you won't obtain a conviction. The police didn't drop this for no reason.
I remain, as before, of the view that you will lose but at least the costs will be lower.
Well, we've been over this.
But you really must face the fact that you won't win. Also, if you havent dropped the ABH and are adding other charges, she can still have Crown Court trial and she will win.
Good luck with it then.
You will only do that in the Crown Court.
And I havent changed my mind.
I've expressed a view on this and I don't think I can add much more.
I'll opt out and lets others look at it to see if they have any vews on the point.