Our client was a FCA regulated Manager and he had received a police caution in relation to a domestic common assault allegation.

The client had an argument with his wife, and the police were called by the neighbours. Despite his wife not supporting any action being taken, the police arrested our client and took him to the police station.

Despite feeling that he had not committed a criminal offence, the client went along with the duty solicitor’s advice and made an admission to the allegation, and accepted a police caution. The client was worried had he not accepted the caution, he would have been charged and his case would have gone to court, and possibly appeared in the press.

On discussing the case with both the client and his wife, we prepared an application for deletion of the caution.

Initially the police refused to delete the caution, but after further representations were made, the police finally agreed to delete the client’s caution from the PNC.

The client’s standard DBS certificate is now clear and his name is entirely removed from the PNC and his biometric data is deleted.

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.