We have again had a police caution deleted for our client. The client was a busy city professional, with a highly pressured and successful career.
The client had been arrested in relation to an allegation of public order, where he had been accused of causing a disturbance which had caused members of the public harassment, alarm, distress.
The client however stated to us that he had in fact been the victim of abuse by certain members of the public, and he had simply responded in kind to defend himself. At the police station he unfortunately received poor legal advice, and the police issued him with a caution. He was told that the caution would have a minimal impact on his future.
On leaving the police station the client did his own research and discovered the significant and multifarious impacts of the caution on him.
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On receiving the client’s instruction we immediately set about obtaining the client’s file from the police and also the solicitor.
On reviewing the evidence it was clear to us that there had been some serious errors in the way the case been handled by the police, and we promptly set out our representations for expungement.
The police in due course responded by agreeing to the deletion of the caution.
Impact of a Police Caution
It is often assumed that once you have received a police caution, nothing can be done about it. Whilst it is true that not all cautions can be deleted, it is sometimes the case that the police administer an unlawful caution, which will mean it can be deleted.
There are a number of reasons for this to happen, often the police will be in a hurry to dispense with a case as quickly as possible, and may perceive a minor allegation as not being very important, and that a caution is also of little consequence to a detainee. It may also be the case that suspects are pressed into accepting a police caution for fear of being charged and going to court, and the consequent embarrassment and trauma that the court process can entail.
If you feel you have been the victim of an unfair caution, and you only accepted the caution because you felt it was the easiest thing to do at the time, or you just wanted to get out of the police station as soon as possible, then please get in touch.
We have successfully applied for the deletion of many police cautions over the years, which has meant that our clients have been able to continue with their plans unhindered; the adverse consequences that a caution may have on immigration or employment prospects will be lifted once it is expunged.
Along with challenging unfairly issued police cautions, we also have extensive experience of challenging Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates. This will include challenging unfairly disclosed information on enhanced DBS checks to the DBS directly, appealing to the Independent Monitor, or at judicial review in the Administrative Court.
In addition we are also often instructed to challenge DBS decisions to place a client on the barred list, or to apply to have a client removed from the DBS barred lists. We are able to challenge barring decisions directly with the DBS and also on appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
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If you have any difficulties with police records or the DBS, then please get in touch. Most often we are able to charge reasonable fixed fees for our services, if not we charge a reasonable hourly rate and will keep you appraised of costs throughout your case so that there are no unpleasant surprises.
In the first instance we always conduct an initial consultation, and will provide you a written advice detailing our opinion.
It is not always the case that police records can be deleted, and if we think your case is unlikely to be successful, we will tell you.
If you would like to book a consultation with us, please get in touch.