We have successfully had a police caution for assault deleted for our client. The client was a medical professional and had been issued the caution in relation to a dispute with a civil enforcement officer.
The client, for fear of being prosecuted at court, and the potential for exposure that this might bring, and with the possibility of him losing his job, decided to accept a police caution. The client did not feel he had done anything wrong, but as he was told the caution would not have any long term impact for him, and that his case would drag on for months, with the possibility of imprisonment, if he did not agree to the caution.
It was only after he left the police station, and when he researched online, he realised the true implications of the police caution. As he worked in a regulated sector he was obliged to inform his employer and regulator. The client was extremely anxious about his career.
On reviewing the evidence we obtained from the police, we could see that the case was not as watertight as the police had made it out to be whilst the client was in police custody. We prepared detailed representations to the police which persuade them to overturn the caution, and they deleted it from the PNC.
The client was also separately charged with a criminal offence stemming from the same allegation; we were also able to have this case dismissed before it got to trial.
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.