Hope I can do this...
Will try keep this short.
About a year ago, Myself, My pregnant wife, and my son, who is now over 16 were driving into the town.
About halfway through the journey, an idiot infront off me hammered on his brakes (outside lane we were in) because he missed his turnoff.
I had to quickly look behind me in my mirror, seen the nearest car was about 100 yards behind, in the inside lane, and I put the foot down, to
overtake the idiot I about crashed into.
I am now in the inside lane. I had to take my foot of the exceleretor to slow down, and the car in the inside lane hit the back of mine.
My car stalled. I got out of the car, and this is the bit I need advice on. I am on lifetime disabilty for back and leg problems. I also suffer from
mental health issues.
I got out of the car, to see any damage etc. The passenger of the car got out and started to run round the front of my car, while my son and pregnant
wife were in the car, and he was shouting words (i wont use exact words) to state he was going to hit me etc.
At this point, I turned round to hear the driver giving me the same verbals. Basically, I had 2 young lads threatening me.
At this stage, I kicked the car door, the lad was about to open it, and he hurt a finger. The passenger at this point came behind me and struck me on
the head. one thing led to another, a few blows were exchanged, by all 3 off us. Mainly them 2 hitting me. As I tried to walk away the passenger hit
me hard with the side bumber. I got in my car, and drove to the police station.
Within 10 minutes. I had been told I was charged with Assault and Vandalism.
As things stand now. My wife is pregnant again, and my beutifull daughter is now 1 year old.
My disability and dependence on opiates and tranqualisers is getting worse. And the mental stress I am now under is really ruining my life.
I cant believe the police did this. In the charge sheet, the police put my car registration number down as being on both cars. There was no mention of
my pregnant wife and 15 year old son being in the car. No mention I went right to the police station.
I was charged and released in under 30 minutes. I went back to the police station to try and get these 2 lads charged, and was told I couldnt.
I also tried to show the police my injuries, they told me they could get a Dr, but it could take hours (this was in custody) They told me to get out
of the police station and go to the Hospital.
After failing to get these 2 lads charged i went to the hospital to get my injuries looked at. All were photographed by my another family member who
will be a witness in the trial.
Please can someone explain why I am the bad guy here, and what can I expect if found guilty.
I tried hard to deal with this without getting my young son and pregnant wife involved. Sadly they now have to be witness's.
There are 3 witness's against me. the 2 from the car who hit me, and the person in the car behind them, so said in his statement I did EVERYTHING.
even though I have several pictures, and my wife and sons statements to say otherwise. that is it.
I have 3 witness's. My wife and son who were there, and my older son who took the pictures of my injuries before I went to hospital.
This happend over a year ago. It has taken this long as I couldnt get to court until last week due to my disability.
What is the likely outcome, if anyone can hazard a guess.
I have never been charged with assault before, ever.
But my last time in trouble with the police was over 12 years ago, where I recieved a few fines, most being about £200 for stupid car related
I am not a criminal. I am panicking badly here, as is my wife, as are my 2 sons.
I am not eating or sleeping.
Can someone please put my mind at ease.
This is a Scottish law thing.
I am charged with common assault
Point I am also trying to make here is, the Police, in this case, done me and my young family no good at all.
They pre-judged and were lazy.
I am angry and scared, as is my wife and kids
All I did was protect myself and my family.
I think everyone deserves this right !!
[edit on 30/5/2010 by shauny]