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How can I help with this please?
When were your previous matters?
Yes, it is possible that they could.
But they are going to have to prove this. I am not sure they can prove the ring incident. How can they disprove your defence that you put it in the post? Things go missing all the time in the post.
I think the puppy scam can't be avoided as you have admitted it.
They could charge you with the ring incident but I'm not sure they will get a conviction.
Can I clarify anything for you?
No, not really. It isn't a consideration for charging or sentence really. Personal mitigation is a consideration but the fact of dependent children is not.
They are likely to make a decision on both at once.
I would have expected a suspended sentence or a more onerous community order.
Yes, that is right.
All the best.
He doesn't have to go voluntarily but if he doesn't they will probably arrest him.
It isn't particularly usual but they can do it. They wouldn't automatically go around arresting spouses although if there is enough evidence to do so they would.
I wouldn't take much notice of the police. You don't become a police officer because you were a brilliant student of law generally.