Deletion of Police Records

Our client had been issued a police caution in relation to a public order offence. The client had been detained after a night out, and accused of acting in a threatening manner to a member of the public.

The client was a student and hoped to move into a regulated profession, also the client was a foreign national and any criminal record would have harmed his ability to obtain residency in the UK.

Although the client had felt that he had not acted unreasonably, the police told him that he had committed an offence, and if he did not accept a caution he would be charged and taken to court. Through fear of going to court and the threat of imprisonment and exposure in the media, the client accepted the caution.

On his release the client got in contact with us in order to have his caution expunged. On reviewing the police’s case we were able to determine that the police’s evidence was flawed in a significant way, and we promptly made representations to the police.

The police initially refused to delete the caution, however on appeal the police did eventually back down and they deleted the client’s caution, arrest record, and biometric data.

Records Deletion & Professional Disciplinary 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), biometric data (including custody images) 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.

We are also able to help if you are being investigated by a regulator including the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the General Optical Council (GOC), the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

In most cases we offer fixed fees, unfortunately we do not offer legal aid.

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