The Oyster Card is a convenient method of paying for transport in the Capital. However, if you use your partner's or a friend's Oyster Card, you may face a prosecution. A successful prosecution can seriously damage your reputation and leave you with a criminal conviction.
A successful prosecution for avoiding Oyster Card Charges leads as you would expect to a fine, but more importantly also to a criminal record. If you are a professional, a criminal conviction is for life and will never become spent. It can prevent you from obtaining employment (as it is an offence of dishonesty) and might also stop you from travelling to countries such as Australia and the U.S.A.
Early intervention is imperative. Our chances of avoiding a criminal conviction for you are greatly assisted if you contact us early on, and certainly before the British Transport Police are involved.
We offer a free initial telephone conversation. We will obtain the facts of the Oyster Card Charges from you and will then provide you with our opinion and your options. You can then decide whether you wish to protect your name or to accept the prosecution.
Wherever you live, we can represent you. We can take full instructions by telephone if necessary and we have barristers countywide to take a brief for any hearing in any court at short notice. Our discreet, confidential and expert service awaits you.