Our client was issued a police caution for theft. The allegation was a very low level incident of “theft by finding” during a University night out with friends.
The client and his friends had taken an item of property they had thought was discarded. The client had seen the item lying in what appeared to be some rubbish, and had not dishonestly taken it.
The incident was however reported by the police, and the client and his friends were investigated. They were all accused of theft, and due to a fear of being taken to court, the client, and his friends, accepted police cautions.
The client felt he had denied the allegation, but just agreed to the police caution to escape from the police. He was told the police caution would have no impact on his future.
Expert Police Caution Deletion Solicitors
The client came to learn after the caution was issued that it would cause him serious issues when applying for a Green Card to the Untied States. A caution for theft is considered a conviction for “moral turpitude” and was advised by US attorneys to challenge the police caution.
The caution would be indirectly indefinitely disclosed on an ACRO Police Certificate as a “no live trace” disclosure. A “no live trace” disclosure will tell a foreign nation that the person has a criminal record, and will, for countries such as the USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Singapore, precipitate a request for further details about that person’s background.
We obtained the records from the police and were quickly able to prepare a deletion application. We argued that the police caution had been unfairly issued, and that the caution ought to be expunged from the PNC.
The police responded by completely deleting the client’s record from the PNC, and also deleting his DNA and fingerprints.
PNC Record Deletion and DBS Lawyers
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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