Criminal Damage Caution Deleted for Visa Application

Our client had been issued a police caution in relation to an allegation of criminal damage.

The incident arose out of a domestic dispute, and over a shared item of property. During the course of the argument the item of property was damaged.

Due to the noise of the argument, the neighbours had called the police.

At the police station the client informed the police that the damaged item was shared property, the police chose nevertheless to offer the client a police caution. The client believing that the caution would have no long-term implications, accepted it.

The client subsequently discovered, on applying for a green card to the United States, that the caution would be retained until she reached 100 years of age, and that it would be disclosed on an ACRO police certificate.

After the client instructed us we reviewed the evidence in her case and concluded that she had a basis to argue for expungement.

We promptly drafted representations and in due course the police agreed to delete the caution, the associated PNC record, the fingerprints and DNA, and also the custody image.

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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