Good evening, I am currently a universit...

Asked by Zipho on 23-10-2022 20:53:41
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng

Good evening, I am currently a university student at University of Pretoria and on Saturday I was arrested for jumping the fence into a closed mall, we had a medical emergency (our friend had alcohol poisoning and was not responding) and the Uber driver would not accept our trip if it wasn't cash so when we got to the mall and it was closed I jumped the fence and was apprehended by security. They called the police and I was booked in for trespassing and will be going to the magistrates court on Monday. My question is how can I avoid having a criminal offense under my name? My first appearance is on Monday This is my first time being arrested or in any kind of trouble with the law and I am 28 years old and I was drunk when the incident happened but I did not resist or cause a scene in any way

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