Pubic Order Caution Deleted for Regulated Worker
Our client had been issued a public order caution, the caution had been originally issued in relation to an alleged disorder at the client’s home.
A neighbour had called the police upon hearing a disturbance at the client’s home. When the police attended, an argument broke out between our client and the police, which resulted in our client’s arrest and detention.
At the police station the officers told the client that if she accepted the caution she would be released and no further action would be taken. She was not advised that the caution would be retained by the police on the PNC until the client reached 100 years of age, and that it will be disclosed on DBS checks.
As the client worked in a regulated sector, the caution did cause difficulties for her professional career.
The client instructed us to apply for the expungement of the caution. After reviewing the papers we advised the client that there was a basis for expungement, and we promptly drafted representations that were submitted to the police.
The police agreed to delete the police caution, the client’s PNC record is now entirely clear, and her biometric data, and custody image are also deleted
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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).
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