I was caught being drunk while riding a bicycle and the letter states that it is a criminal offence. The letter mentioned a couple of options that I can follow such as 1. Accepting the crime, 2. Express yourself in a letter, 3. Pay fine, 4. Go to a lawyer, etc. My position is: I was drunk true, but I was not going to ride the bicycle home. It was 2 o'clock in the morning and I was with two guys, who had the bicycle. The bicycles were parked in front of a church and since there was no one on the streets, I was just trying one bicycle and could have gone 50-60 meter in the pavement when the police caught me.
I understand I broke a law. I am foreigner, I didn't know this law. This drunk bicycling can lead to a criminal offence, I did not realise that. I am very embarrassed about my actions.
Now I want to express my self in a letter. Since the law is not my domain, I would like to get some help, if anyone can help me out or give me some hints on how I should draft my letter. And, if possible also let me know how much fine I have to pay. Its been only one month since I am working.