Our client had been issued a caution for domestic common assault. The client and her husband had been in a minor dispute, where tempers had briefly flared, and the police had been called.
No injury had resulted, but owing to the police’s pro-active approach to domestic allegations, our client was arrested and taken into custody.
At the police station the client, who had never been arrested before and who worked in a regulated sector, was extremely fearful of the negative impact of any police record.
the client was told in the police station that it would be easier to accept the caution, and that asking for a solicitor would delay her release. She was also led to believe that she needed to make an admission to the allegation, even though she believed she was innocent.
It was only after she left the police station that the client realised the potential long term impact of a caution for someone working in a regulated sector, or with respect to immigration applications.
After reviewing the evidence in the client’s case we promptly prepared representations which persuaded the police to delete the caution without the need for court proceedings.
The client’s caution is now entirely deleted from the PNC.
Records Deletion and Suppression Solicitors
We have extensive experience in applying for the deletion of police cautions in relation to many different police forces.
Along with applying for the deletion of police cautions, we are also able to assist with the deletion of PNC arrest records, community resolutions, harassment PINs, Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) and local police records held on the Police National Database (PND).
Along with applying for the deletion of police records, we can also assist with challenging DBS disclosures on both standard and enhanced DBS certificates. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in challenging DBS barring decisions; both appealing existing barrings, or resisting a new barring application.
We can also assist with applying for the removal of online records, such as unfavourable news articles under the right to be forgotten (the right to erasure).
Also if you, or a loved one, has received a restraining order, we will be able to assist in its removal or amendment.
In most cases we offer fixed fees, unfortunately we do not offer legal aid.