Judicial Review – Police Settle Claim to Remove Police Caution, Arrest Record and Biometrics

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Judicial Review – Police Settle Claim to Remove Police Caution, Arrest Record and Biometrics

We have again won a case against the police to expunge a police caution, arrest record, fingerprints, DNA and custody photo from the client’s record.

The police had originally refused to remove the records, instead preferring to challenge the case. We issued judicial review proceedings against the police to challenge their decision to retain the records.

After it became clear to the police that they were likely to lose the case, they agreed to delete the police caution and associated records, and after negotiations with the police force’s lawyers, they agreed to pay almost all of the client’s costs.

Police Caution and Arrest Record Removal Solicitors

Along with successfully removing the police caution we were also able to persuade the police to remove the PNC record so that the record would return “no trace” on the police national computer.

The case was considerably out of time before we were instructed, but due to the defects in the police’s conduct of the investigation, the Administrative court was prepared to overlook the delay.

Police Caution Deletion Specialist

If you or a loved one has received a police caution, or  has an arrest record they want expunged, then please get in touch to discuss your case.

We are also frequently instructed to amend DBS certificates where unfair or incorrect information has been disclosed.

We are also often asked to represent clients who are being considered by the DBS to be placed on the DBS children and/or adults barred list. If you have received a “minded to bar” letter don’t ignore it, get in touch today. We are also able to apply to the DBS to have those already barred to be taken off the list.

About the Author:

I am a qualified solicitor and I have extensive experience of applying for the removal of police cautions from the PNC, challenging DBS certificates and DBS barring decisions. I have had numerous successful cases, and for cases where judicial review proceedings have been issued, I am usually able to recoup my clients’ costs from the police. I have co-authored a journal paper on the reform of the police cautioning procedure in the Criminal Law Review (the leading criminal law journal : “Suggestions for Reform to the Simple Cautioning procedure”). I also write the UK Westlaw Insight on Police Cautions and published an article in the Criminal Law and Justice Weekly on anonymity in criminal proceedings and its impact on the police caution: Adult Defendant Anonymity in Criminal Proceedings