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8 12, 2019

What is a Conditional Caution?

By |December 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

A conditional caution is an out of court disposal (OOCD) issued by the police. It is in essence an alternative to a prosecution where the case may be relatively minor and where the police/CPS feel it is appropriate. If a condition is not complied with, and there is no reasonable excuse, then a prosecution

22 11, 2019

Is a Police Caution Serious?

By |November 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The answer to the question "Is a police caution serious?" depends on what you mean by "serious". Obviously a police caution is not as serious as life imprisonment, or being subject to high value confiscation proceedings, but a caution does have some consequences, which depending on your circumstances, these can be serious. Once a

26 03, 2019

Is the UK part of the Visa Waiver Program?

By |March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The United Kingdom is part of the Visa Waiver Programme (VMP). There are 38 countries in total that participate in the Visa Waiver programme. The Visa Waiver Programme permits citizens of these 38 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.

24 03, 2019

What is a Police Certificate?

By |March 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you have lived or worked in the UK, and are looking to work or live abroad in certain countries then you will require a "Police Certificate". Police Certificates are issued by ACRO Criminal Records Office. You can apply online for a police certificate here: Police Certificates Online Application The countries that require a

8 03, 2019

What is the difference between “The Police Caution” and “a Simple Police Caution”

By |March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The Police Caution The police caution, is the formulation of words that the police use when someone is suspected of a crime. The police must state the caution before any questions about an offence can be asked. The CODE C Guidance to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) states the following:

20 02, 2019

What is ViSOR?

By |February 20th, 2019|Tags: , |

ViSOR is the Dangerous Persons Database , it is used as a Management Tool by UK Law Enforcement, National Offender Management Service (including the Prison Service) along with a wide range of other agencies, to manage, Registerable Sexual Offenders, Other Sexual Offenders, Violent Offenders,  Registerable Terrorist Offenders, Dangerous Offenders, Violent Offenders and Potentially Dangerous

18 02, 2019

Can I get a background check on someone?

By |February 18th, 2019|Tags: |

It is possible to obtain the background records of someone if the police believe they pose a risk  of domestic violence or abuse, or in relation to the safeguarding of children. There are two schemes that the police operate to disclose information; these are the Child Sex Offender Disclosure scheme, and also the Domestic Violence Disclosure

9 02, 2019

What information does the police hold on me?

By |February 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have ever been questioned by the police then your details will usually be entered onto a number of systems. If you were arrested then you would have been entered onto the Police National Computer (PNC). Along with being entered on the PNC the police will also retain "local records". These will be

6 02, 2019

What Shows up on an Enhanced DBS check?

By |February 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What shows up on an enhanced DBS check is subject to detailed procedural rules. There are certain categories of police disposals and convictions that will automatically be disclosed, for details of these categories please see here. (NB: these rules are currently being reviewed subsequent to a 2019 Supreme Court ruling). Along with disclosing information according