Police Caution Deleted for Visa to China

Our client had been issued a police caution in relation to a relatively significant amount of drugs.

The client stated that the drugs had not belonged to him, but one of his friends. The client had said that the police had told him and his friends that if they did not all except cautions, then one or more of them would be prosecuted for possession with intent to supply.

In order to avoid being prosecuted for a more serious offence, the client accepted a caution for possession of class A drugs.

Subsequently the client secured an excellent job opportunity in China. The client was advised by his immigration lawyers that his caution would prevent him from obtaining the necessary work Visa.

We applied for the records from the police, and on examination of the papers we noticed a very significant defect that had happened during the processing of the caution. We advised the client that he had a strong case for deletion of his police caution; we promptly prepared representations and submitted them to the police.

Initially the police refused to delete the caution, however on appeal eventually the police reversed their decision and deleted the caution, the PNC arrest record, and the client’s biometric data.

The client’s ACRO police certificate now states “no trace”.

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).

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