Now my friend received a letter today. It says that
"If you have any comments to make about this incident, please write them on the reverse side of this letter.
Should your pass have been withdrawn because you were unable to produce a valid photocard to accompany it, please enclose a photocopy of that photocard with your reply.
If you had been unable to produce a pass because you did not have it with you, please enclose a photocopy of that pass with your reply. In the case of an Oyster card, please include the full serial number in your reply."
it also says
" you do not have to reply to this letter but it may harm your defence if you do not mention something which you may later rely on in court. Anything that you provide in writing may be used in evidence"
And I don't know how to respond to it. Since I insisted I was her and gave her address the day I was caught up, I have searched online, it seems that the letter they send to "me" is a version they normally sent to the offender, not the card owner.
As for the information from website from people in similar situation as me, they were not given them a chance to pay fines to stay out of the court and were brought to court and prosecuted not only for the fare evasion but more importantly for identity fraud.
I was so scared and worried. Could you make some suggestion about the correct action for me to take and to respond to this letter. And would it possible for you to tell me how they will deal with my situation?