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Hello, I was arrested and cautioned for affray in April this year. Basically what happened was a friend was attacked (punched) from the side as we walked along the street. I was walking behind and instinctively tried to stop the person from hitting my friend, i threw two punches, the whole thing lasted about 20 seconds. Unfortunately there were two police officers on the other side of the road and they immediately came across and arrested me. I was taken down to the station and put in a police cell for about 5 hours. I should point out that i had been drinking that day and i would say i was drunk (Over 5 or 6 pints). The police took me to the interview room and i stupidly refused solicitor representation. I've never been in trouble with the police before and thought if i was honest it would be all be over quicker. The police officer interviewing me encouraged me to admit guilt of affray as he said they had clear CCTV evidence. So i accepted the caution as i was under the impression that a caution was just slap of the wrist. All of the events at the station are a bit cloudy as i was under the influence of alcohol. I would say i was not in a fit state to be interviewed. Basically is there anything i can do, or is that it? they didn't question any of my friends who were present, nor the friend who was assault.
I feel the charge of affray was harsh, i didn't even know what Affray was until I got home and looked it up. Is it possible to get the charge changed?
Yes that's fine..
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