I know it's my own fault but I am besides myself with worry. I boarded a train at pyle on the 15th of August, I was going out with friends and had a few alcoholic drinks prior to this. There are no facilities to buy tickets in Pyle so you usually purchase them on the train. When the conducted passed through the carriage I asked him if we could buy a ticket and he said he was busy and to buy the ticket at the station. When we arrived at the station I was laughing with my friend and enjoying the day. When asked where I boarded the train I said Bridgend as we were catching the 11'06 back there that evening. When I was then told there are barriers in Bridgend, I said I got on the train at Pyle but was returning to Bridgend at 11'06. I was then approached by an inspector and asked questions, I admitted saying Bridgend, I was not intending to evade my fare and had not walked up to the desk with the intention of doing so. I was travelling back to Bridgend that evening and had stupidly not processed the question correctly. I was questioned in the corridor with a queue of people waiting to buy tickets, by this time I was shaking and sick with worry. I signed my statement and went. I have now received a letter through the post which is asking me for any mitigation that I wish to be considered. On the letter it is highlighted in yellow saying there are some areas where prosecution is unavoidable and one of these being knowingly claiming a short journey. I am absolutely beside myself as I am a single mother and a qualified nurse and I stand to lose everything, can anybody advise please ?