QuoteOriginally posted by: iggy101Hopefully I can settle out of court with a fine but I think they're trying to crack down on people dodging fares so they could very well take it all the way.I agree with DCFC that you should talk to a lawyer before writing anything back. Big companies will often try to extort money using legal dubious methods and fear, uncertainty, and doubt. No doubt the railway company is trying to make you think that if you don't hand over money to them, that your life will be over. Usually even having a lawyer write back a letter will make them give up, because at that point the effort to get money out of you (which is what I think they really want in the end) is going to be less than the cost of fighting someone that has some clue what they can or can't do.In any event, I doubt anyone hiring will care about this. One other point is that in the US, employers can't base any decisions on arrests or trials, only convictions.
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