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Questions and answers in relation to all issues concerning police cautions and their impact and implications including disclosure on DBS certificates and police certificates.

16 02, 2017

Record Deletion Process – ACRO Deletion of Records from National Police Systems

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It is possible to apply for the deletion of police records from the Police National Computer (PNC), National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and the National DNA Database (NDNAD). The  National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) call this process the “Record Deletion Process.” Locally held records, such as custody records and custody photos, are managed under the  Authorised

14 02, 2017

Police Cautions

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A police caution is an out of court disposal aimed at achieving cheap and rapid justice. A police caution can only be issued if the suspect accepts the caution and admits the allegation. Admission to a Police Caution If a suspect does not admit the allegation then a police caution cannot be issued. An admission

1 02, 2017

Is a police caution a criminal record?

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Is a police caution a criminal record? The short answer to this question is yes - a caution is a criminal record. However what actually constitutes a "criminal record" is not a precisely defined concept, and the better question to ask is, in what circumstances will my caution be disclosed? A caution will become

31 01, 2017

How long does a police caution stay on your record?

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The answer to this question depends on who is asking the question. The answer will be different depending on the level of disclosure that can be lawfully requested by the organisation who is asking the question. On a basic disclosure (issued by disclosure Scotland) a caution (youth and adult) is spent immediately and will not

30 01, 2017

Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction?

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If you have been offered or have received a caution, you may be wondering what the precise consequences of accepting a police caution (a simple police caution) are. Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction? A frequently asked question is whether a police caution is a criminal conviction. The short answer is no, a caution is

27 11, 2016

How to Challenge a Police Caution?

By |November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering whether it is possible to get a caution, including a conditional caution or youth caution, removed, or perhaps simply you have an arrest record that you would like expunged (deleted). It could be that your caution, or arrest record, is showing up on your standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service

3 01, 2016

Can I get an arrest record removed?

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Arrest Record and Disclosure If you have been arrested, but not charged or cautioned, then the police will usually keep a record of your arrest on the Police National Computer. DNA, Finger Prints and Custody Image removal This record will be kept on the system unless an application is made to have it removed. Your

28 11, 2015

Can I get a Police Caution Removed?

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If you are wondering "Can I get a police caution removed?" then the simple answer is yes you can. A police caution can be removed from your record so that your CRB/DBS criminal records check is cleared. If your police caution is removed you can say, when asked, that you have never received a police

28 11, 2015

How Long Does a Police Caution Last?

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A police caution will be disclosable on a standard DBS (CRB) certificate check for 6 years (2 years for a youth caution). If however you have received a police caution for an offence that appears on a proscribed list of offences, your caution will remain on a standard and enhanced DBS certificate check forever and

28 11, 2015

Verballing and off the record comments by police

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When you are interviewed at the police station this should always be tape and or video recorded. Recording of interviews was introduced to protect against unfair and  coercive interviews. Police Station Lawyers Recording of interviews has not however wholly removed the problem of coercion or unfair tactics by police officers during detention at the police