Historic Police Caution and Arrest Record Deleted

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Historic Police Caution and Arrest Record Deleted

Our client has successfully had their police caution, arrest record and biometric data (fingerprints/DNA) removed from police records, including the Police National Computer (PNC).

This will mean that the client’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be cleared.

Thank you for all your help and assistance in getting the best decision I could have ever of hoped for.

The client worked in care and the caution, which was for assault, would have prevented her from continuing to work. Clearing the caution and arrest record will mean that a police certificate, required for immigration purposes, will also be cleared. The client’s police certificate will now state “no trace” rather than “no live trace”.

The caution was issued many years ago, but despite this, we were able to identify errors in the handling of the case which meant the caution was defective. The police agreed within a very short period of time to delete the record.

Police Caution Deletion

If you have been issued with a police caution, then we can assist. We have had many cautions expunged (deleted) in the past, as well as applying for the deletion of arrest records and challenging unfairly disclosed information on DBS certificates.

Along with challenging police records, we are also often instructed to challenge DBS barring decisions, either to resist an application to bar or overturning a barring decision that has already been made.

We are usually able to offer reasonable fixed fees for our services. There is a fee for an initial consultation.

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