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Fare Evasion Solicitors

Bexleyheath, Welling, Crayford and Bexley

Fare evasion

We have excellent experience dealing with fare evasion matters. We have consistent success in settling matters out of court, avoiding a criminal record.

What is fare evasion?

Passengers using public transport may be liable to pay a fine or prosecution if:

      • you travel on a train or bus without a valid ticket or permit to travel
      • you travel in a class of accommodation for which the ticket is not valid
      • you are present in a compulsory ticket area without a valid ticket or permit to travel
      • the ticket or permit you use to travel belongs to someone else
      • the ticket or permit is restricted to a different train company
      • you are travelling on a day, date or time during which restrictions are imposed which render your ticket or permit invalid.
      • you start, break and resume or end your journey when you are not entitled to do so.

There can be harsh consequences, even where there is a genuine mistake or misunderstanding of the law if the case is not properly argued. It is therefore important that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

If you have been stopped and it has been alleged that you have evaded fares this will trigger a process. The earlier that we can be involved in this process the more likely it is that we will be able to resolve the matter for you.

Most prosecutions are brought under the Regulation of Railways Act 1889, although some Byelaw offences are punishable by way of a fine. Where the fare evasion is carried out over a long period of time, a prosecution can be made for fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

How we can help

Our Fare Evasion Solicitors are familiar working with the major train and  bus companies  in England. We can offer face to face, telephone or video consultations to best advise you and help resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.