hello audi members
i would first like to explain briefly my story so please be patient!
i was on a night out with four friends back in july this year, my girlfriend went out with her bosses wife, her boss and his friends and she planned on meeting me later on in the night.
anyway she waited outside for me with one her bosses male friends while i was in a club finishing my drink. her friend rang me saying he was going to do loads of sexual references to her, he rang me 4 times and i was puzzled to say the least.
when me and my friend met them two on the corner of a street, i asked my girlfriend who would ring me saying this kind of language, this guy (a lot older, bigger than me) started to argue with me and i pushed him away to keep him away from me.
we continued to argue and he would not go away, my gf told him to get taxi home but he kept circling and coming back to me. dont get me wrong i was angry but im my eyes he was the more aggressor. i feared for the safety of me, my gf, and friend. i hot the guy once and he fell back and hit his head on the curb-to this day the sound and image haunts me. i did not follow up any blows, it was just one hit.
we panicked and left the scene as i didnt expact him to fall over and hit his head, i was co-operative and arrested the next day and questioned for 30 hours. i was charged at first for GBH section 20, then it changed to section 18 when i left on bail.
now, because there was no cctv, there was 2 witnesses who basically havent done me any favours, they thought i was the main aggressor and just seen the outcome (the guy laying on the floor). i only have my gf and friend as witnesses if i want to call them but they are not independant.
i have seen my barrister as its going to crown court, she said we can get the plea down to section 20 without intent and she said i can expect a 3year prison sentence! i was shocked, my stomach turned and i could not speak.
some of you may prejudge me but il tell you about me, i have a career in engineering at a high established company (5years) , i have a good family from a good area, i have had no previous convictions, no court appearances, i have one caution for an harrassment order from losing my girlfriend through a stupid mistake. i made a mistake and my gf left me so i abided by the order and 2 months later she returned and said she loved and she made a mistake. the order was put in place because i sent her flowers to her work, visited her once at work but didnt confront her. i thought the order was over the top but i still stuck to it and planeed to get over her, i was gutted as she was my long term gf of 5years at the time. she is still with me now and supporting me through all of this.
this whole situation has made me sick, sleepless nights, i have quit drinking (i wasnt a big drinker before hand allready) i am a good quiet lad, my parents are very supportive and i can see the sympathy in their eyes which brings a tear to mine because i feel i have let them down.
i have been on a curfew since july, banned from every pub and club for 12months, had to sign in twice every week.
im 22 and have my whole life and career ahead of me and i dont want to lose my job etc.
im very sorry for the outcome of this guys injuries as i never meant to this, i have been praying every chance i get for this guy to become better.
in the meantime i have still been working and worked even harder at work to keep my mind off things. i appreciate your time for reading my story.
so to bring my car into it, it looks like i might have to sell my car even though that would bring a tear to my eye.
it is immaculately kept with the help of my ultimate detailing machine and being a maintenance engineer with access to full garage workshop and expertise! just had cambelt changed 5k miles ago, full service history (part audi), mettalic black, 18" original RSTT alloys (goodyear eagle F1s rear, dunlop SP9000 on front) silver mint leather, heated seats, bose system, proffesionally tinted windows only recently done, samco red hoses, run on shell helix ultra 0-30W, all receipts, more but cant remember.
im just putting a feeler out there for the time being and gauging interest, would like to sell to a fello audi-sport member who will look after it like i have done.
i will keep you updated and thanks for reading