Arrest Record Deleted

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Arrest Record Deleted

We have successfully applied for the deletion of our client’s Police National Computer (PNC) arrest record.

The client had been wrongfully accused of a criminal allegation, and had been arrested, detained, fingerprinted, DNA swabbed and held overnight.

We made representations to the police for the deletion of the client’s record. After initially resisting deletion, we placed further pressure on the police, which resulted in them backing down, and agreeing to the deletion of the client’s PNC records.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Checks

Had the allegation been retained on the PNC, it is possible that the incident would have been disclosed indefinitely on an enhanced DBS check. Due to the nature of the allegation, and the client’s profession (education), it was likely that the police would have chosen to disclose the allegation on an enhanced DBS certificate for years to come.

Now that the PNC record is deleted, the client now has a clear DBS certificate.

Police Caution Removal

Along with applying for the deletion of arrest records, we also have significant success in applying for the deletion of police cautions, and have had many successful cases.

Also we are frequently instructed to challenge DBS barring decisions and information disclosed on enhanced DBS certificates, including challenging disclosures to the Independent Monitor, and to Court.

DBS and Police Records Solicitors

Please get in touch today to arrange a consultation to discuss any issues you may be having with a police record, or the DBS.

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