Arrest Record Deleted

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Arrest Record Deleted

We have successfully applied to the police for our client’s arrest record and biometric data to be deleted.

We had previously successfully applied to have the client’s cautioned expunged. The client had had a caution for ABH. A caution for ABH is considered to be more serious than other offences, and will be disclosed for 6 years on a standard or enhanced DBS certificate. Under Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) current rules (which are subject to review by the government) an ABH caution is permanently disclosable.

What you have done for me over the last two years will never be forgotten.

The police agreed to delete from the police national computer (PNC) the client’s arrest record, DNA record (both digital and sample) and the client’s custody photograph and fingerprints.

Police Caution and Arrest Record Deletion Solicitors

If you have been arrested, and no further action was taken against you, the police will have created an arrest, or nominal, record on the PNC against your name and details.

This arrest record may be disclosed on an enhanced DBS certificate and may cause you difficulties if you hope to travel or live abroad.

Police Certificates and “No Live Trace”

A police caution may be disclosed via an immigration Police Certificate.

A person who has never been arrested before will have a clear Police Certificate, a “no trace” record.

A caution will show up on a police certificate unusually for 5 years. After a “step down” period has elapsed a “no live trace” record will appear . Foreign nations, such as the United states or Saudi Arabia, will investigate a “no live trace” record and will usually require you to obtain your full police file if “no live trace” appears on your police certificate.

If however your PNC record is  expunged, you will return to being “no trace” on the PNC and your record will be clear.

PNC Record Clearance

Please get in touch to discuss arrest record and police caution deletion

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