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They will ask you questions about the offence.
Whether or not you answer them depends. Generally speaking, if there is no defence to offer then it should be a no comment interview. if a person has an innocent account then he should be offering it. There are lots of caveats to that though. It is really something that only a person with full vision of hte allegation and evidence could advise upon. That is why we do not ever refuse the offer of a solicitor.
I would imagine that this letter is from the EPO of the local council though and they do not have the power of arrest. If there isn't an innocent account then there is not much point in attending the interview.
However, there is always the possibility that they would offer a fixed penalty fine if you do.
It depends really whether you are willing to run the risk of being summonsed to court. Might not happen. They are hotting up about environmental offences but not everything is prosecuted.
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If this is an environmental offence then often they are of strict liability so it doesn't matter whether there was a criminal intent or not. In any event, she intended to leave it outside for collection and these are white goods.
For what it is worth, I don't know why you should attend and expose yourself to problems for what she has done for no other reason except that you are male. Women have to take responsibility for their actions. you can be a supportive partner without placing yourself at risk. I wouldn't get involved in this if I were you. Not your problem.
Yes, well he won't care either way who attends. He is the one facing action for what his wife has done. he might have a different view if he were.
The removal doesn't change the fact that they are alleging fly tipping. I think the absence of cost to the public might have an impact upon their decision but it isn't a positive defence.
In terms of interview, I would strongly suggest you do not go and you suggest your wife goes as ultimately none of this was caused by you. It is a nonsense that you should be asked to take the blame for her.
I think overall though whoever does go can only tell the truth in the hope of a fixed penalty fine. Otherwise there is no point in anybody going and the right thing to do would be to wait for a summons.
In interview you are just asked what happened. Obviously admissions can be made.
Truth is, if you attend and tell the truth then they will probably want to interview your wife anyway.
Not if this is a non police matter. Generally speaking, unless there is a reason to offer an account not attending is the right thing to do. There is no point in going to voluntary interviews only to say no comment as that attracts an inference which would not be the case if you stayed away.
I think here though you may as well. They might just give you a fixed penalty and the reality is that they can prove this anyway.
Not with this type of thing.
The no comment interview has no value with a voluntary interview for the reasons above.
I am not able to do that I'm afraid. The only really clear advice I can give is that you should not be going in at all as this is nothing to do with you but is absolute entirely down to your wife.
This is a question and answer site. I cannot give you advise that can be relied upon because I have had no vision of the case.
And nobody can tell you what to say in interview because that is coaching which is prohibited.