Fare Evasion Client Found Not Guilty

TfL v S: Our client was acquitted after trial. TfL alleged that he had used his father’s freedom pass in order to evade the fare for his journey. His barrister prepared legal argument so that comments he made to the ticket inspector were excluded from the prosecution’s evidence. At the end of the trial, the magistrates agreed with his barrister’s reasons and found him not guilty. The barrister successfully applied for a Defence Costs Order, so the client reclaimed his legal costs and the costs incurred by attending the hearing.