We have again been able to persuade the police to delete a caution for affray from the client’s Police National Computer (PNC) record.
The client worked in education and so required an enhanced DBS check. As the caution was for affray, it meant that it would forever be disclosed on both a standard and enhanced DBS check.
The caution was holding the client back from progressing in his career, and was finding that promising job offers were being withdrawn once it came to the background check phase of the recruitment process.
The caution had effectively resulted in the client accepting low paying teaching posts, with little prospects for promotion.
Legal Defects in the Police Caution Procedure
After we reviewed the matter we were able to see that the police caution had been wrongly issued. The police had essentially issued a caution for affray where, at the very most, only an allegation of common assault was made out.
We argued that there were no members of the public that could have been caused fear for their safely, and importantly, that the incident had not occurred in a public place.
We prepared out submissions, setting out our findings to the police. Within a few months the police came back to us, stating that they had deleted he caution from the PNC, and the client’s DNA and fingerprints.
Now that the police caution has been deleted, the client’s enhanced DBS check is clear, and he is able to progress his career successfully.
We have had many police cautions deleted over the years. We exclusively deal with criminal records, disciplinary, and DBS cases, and so we have developed extensive experience and knowledge in this niche area of law. We believe we have the most experience in this area of law compared to any other legal practice.
We care about our clients and their cases, and we know the devastating impact a minor criminal record can have on someone’s life.
We have helped hundreds of people clear their records, or challenge DBS certificates, and if there is way to help in your case, we believe we are the best lawyers to help you.
Expungement of Police Cautions & DBS Appeals
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).
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 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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