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Court date during basic.

#1
Hi i have just found out i have to appear in court for one day to give evidence during my basic training. It is by no fault of my own i cant help it and im not in trouble or anything.

But basically i am very worried incase i get booted out of basic for it. I need this job and i cant not pass as it would really leave me with nothing. Yes i know it sounds like a sob story etc but im sheeting me kegs here. Is it known for recruits to be allowed to appear during training? I know of people who have had sick days in basic and days off for funerals etc so i hope i could be excused.

Im old and wise enough to know i may be kicked out but i would really be gutted after the nearly two years of waiting. I know a certain amount of breaking down and chatacter rebuilding goes on in basic but any reassurance would be nice.

I would ask my recruiter at my AFCO but id like to know from someone there, now in the know if in any way possible does it mean the end before i even begin?

Cheers, mike.
 
#2
Calm down dear!

Giving evidence in court will produce you no problems whatsoever.

Just tell the chain of command as soon as possible.
 
#3
Mike, explain what's happening to your ACIO. The sooner the better. They need to either see what's happening on that day during training, or move you to a different intake.
 
#4
Ok thank you both for the replies.

And sorry for the panic in my post, just means alot to me. Ill notify them asap and hopefully ill be able to continue. I was lucky to get the date this year due to a drop out so fingers crossed all will be good.

Thanks again, mike.
 
#5
Chances are they'll just give you the day, one day shouldn't be a huge deal unless it's your passing out parade or anything silly like that.
 
#7
Mike, explain what's happening to your ACIO. The sooner the better. They need to either see what's happening on that day during training, or move you to a different intake.
As said above speak directly to your Recruiter so they can inform your ATR and work out hats best.........if its only going to be a day it shouldnt be too much problems but up to ATR....if a longer trial it could be an issue but they need to know sooner than later. As long as you arent in trouble.....if its a court case where your involved as a defendant then its a different matter and you cant attest.


Told you we would agree on something Smudge. :)
 
#9
Ensure police/CPS/witness care officer are told you are ONLY available on that day - otherwise you may be asked to return the next day if you don't finish your evidence on that day
 

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