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Legal question for English writers

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by sime, May 17, 2006.

  1. sime

    sime Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 258 Likes Received: 0

    Is it true that you can only be *prosecuted* for Criminal Damage if the owner of the
    property (be it an individual or an entity such as a business or local authority) actually presses charges? This is something I was told by a writer who has been "through the mill" a few times
    but I would like any further info if anyone has some.

    (note: i don't mean arrested, i mean prosecuted in court)

    If anyone KNOWS anything please respond, if you only *think* then please keep it to yourself.

    many thanks.
  2. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    I THINK that may be true

    but I am not sure

    ha ha, c'mon duder, you were ASKING for it
  3. sime

    sime Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 258 Likes Received: 0
    ha ha ha ok yeah I was


    (nah I wouldn't hurt a puppy).
  4. opee1

    opee1 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 8, 2006 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    thats true blue.. only on private property thou, fuck up summat council owned or highway agencies, transit authorities etc an the'll ave yer..
  5. skirmfirm

    skirmfirm Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 19, 2005 Messages: 2,812 Likes Received: 12
    yer, ive been through the 'mill' way to much

    You get in trouble for what is 'crimed' (meaning someone had made a complaint, anyone from a homeowner to the british transport police)

    everything else can be 'taken into consideration' meaning if someone complained about it a few months after youve had your punishment, the cops cant arrest you again and go throught the whole process, so its wise to get the shit no ones yet moaned about, but blatently will ,toc'd, as it could keep coming back to you and fuck you over and over.

    Hope it helps.

    If you get busted for a name, and there is other stuff of that name that they havnt said anything about, i suggest you get covering,.
  6. Razzle2006

    Razzle2006 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 19, 2006 Messages: 18 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah that's correct, they need a complaint that something has been damaged before they can prosecute.

    But like Skirm said - if you're busted for a name it'd be a good idea to cover yourself up
  7. sime

    sime Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 258 Likes Received: 0
    thanks for the replies!

    So just to confirm, any privately owned land/structure needs a complainant to secure any possible prosecution proceedures?

    So can the cops prosecute you themselves if it is "public" property?

    I might even try to get all this stuff into a database so people can get advice/knowledge about the law in the UK. I wish I had more advice when I got busted. Reckon I could've walked knowing what I know now...ah well, you learn through experience eh? lol
  8. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    Joined: Jan 16, 2006 Messages: 961 Likes Received: 2
    well if you get in a fight and cause abh or gbh you wont get prosecuted if the victim decides not to press charges but i dont know if the same applies here
  9. skirmfirm

    skirmfirm Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 19, 2005 Messages: 2,812 Likes Received: 12
    Well theyd arrest you if they saw you and then contact the owner who would decide to press charges or not, if not youd get a caution.