We have had a police caution deleted for our client. The caution was issued in the context of an acrimonious separation.
The client was a health care professional, and so had the caution not been removed, it would have likely resulted in the client being struck off, and their losing their professional career.
The caution had stemmed from a false allegation, but due to poor legal advice at the police station, and pressure from the police, the client agreed to accept the caution.
Police Caution Expungement
After we reviewed the evidence, it was clear there had been a number of procedural errors, and the client had been wrongly issued with a police caution.
We gathered together supporting evidence, and presented the client’s case to the police, which resulted in the police agreeing to the removal of the caution from the Police National Computer (PNC).
Regulatory investigations have now been dropped against our client, who has now returned to work with a clean record. Had the caution not been removed, as it was Actual Bodily Harm (ABH), which is on a list of offences that will never become filtered by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), it would have been disclosed forever and would have been retained on the PNC for 100 years.
Police Cautions & Criminal Records
If you have received a police caution, then it will show up on a standard or enhanced DBS check for at least 6 years. After 6 years the caution may continue to be disclosed on an enhanced DBS check, and will definitely show up after 6 years (under current rules – which are subject to an ongoing appeal) if the offence for which you were cautioned appears of the DBS’s proscribed list of offences.
Police Caution Removals
We have had many police cautions removed for our clients, many of which have been expunged without the need for costly court proceedings.
We will take the time to analyse your case in detail, with a view to identifying procedural defects or anomalies in the evidence, to give you the best chance of success.
We understand the very significant impact a caution can have, and which is often sold by the police as being a mere “slap on the wrists”. We know the caution can have a devastating impact on someone’s life and career, we understand this, and will deal with your case sympathetically and compassionately.
If you have a loved one who is suffering due to the impact of a caution, please get in touch.
We charge reasonable rates, and can usually provide a clear and concise advice on your prospects of success, after an initial consultation.
DBS Appeal Solicitors
Along with challenging unfairly issued police cautions, we also have extensive experience in challenging unfairly issued DBS certificates, and also DBS barring decisions.
If information has been disclosed on an enhanced DBS certificate, which you dispute, we have extensive experience in challenging disclosures, inducing appealing disclosures to the Independent Monitor.
If you have been barred, including historic barring decisions taken under the previous list 99 and ISA procedure, then please get in in touch.
If you have received a “minded to bar” letter, we have had significant experience in persuading the DBS that it would be inappropriate to bar our clients.