Fare Evasion

Fare evasion may seem like a trivial offence involving relatively low amounts of unpaid fares however in our experience Transport for London and other bodies take this seriously and will actively summons clients to court for fares often involving just a few pounds. We have year of experience in successfully achieving our client’s objectives.

Fare invasion can include:

  • Using another person’s ticket (Student Oyster Card, Freedom Pass or another type of discounted travel card)
  • Deliberately pass through the ticket barriers without paying
  • Intentionally travel further than your ticket allows you to
  • Traveling in a first-class carriage,when only purchasing a standard ticket

What will happen after I am stopped by an Inspector?

If you are stopped by an inspector and receives letter asking you to respond to the allegation then it is important that you contact us for legal advice on the best way to respond. After they receive your response they will consider whether to prosecute you by way of court summons.We will be able to advise you on the strength of the evidence against you, any possible defences and whether it is worthwhile making representations to them to reconsider the case against you.

In some instances, they may seek to interview you under caution and it is highly advisable for you to have legal representation.

Is Fare evasion a criminal offence and will I receive a conviction?

If you are prosecuted and are found or plead guilty then you will get a criminal conviction. Therefore it is important that you seek legal advice at an early stage as a conviction can have an adverse impact on employment and in some instances visa applications.

We will advise you in confidence and ensure that your case is fully prepared. If appropriate we will write a letter of representations on your behalf to TFL asking them to review the case or to make an out of court settlement.

If you receive a call or letter inviting you for an interview, you should contact us immediately.

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