Remove Online News Articles – Criminal Conviction Records, Arrest Records and Caution Records
If you have been arrested, cautioned or convicted then you may have found that news articles have appeared about your case online.
News articles published online are potentially permanent records of something that may have happened many years ago.
The law provides for strict rules about disclosure of past criminal arrests, cautions and convictions. If however your case happens to have entered the online public record your criminal record risks being disclosed forever – even if you were found not guilty or no charges were issued.
Removal of online News and Media articles
If you have had online news or media articles published about your criminal case where you were:
- Tried and acquitted
- Tried and convicted
then you may be able to have these online news and media articles removed.
Removal of Inaccurate or old Online News Articles
Please get in touch with us today to discuss removing online news and media articles that you feel are hampering your progress.
You may feel that the news articles are old and should no longer be published or that the media has made significant inaccurate statements about your case. We have successfully applied in the past to have online news articles removed or have inaccuracies remedied
If you were acquitted, but the newspapers or online media source did not publish this fact, but did publish the fact of your arrest/trial – we will make strong representations that the record should be rectified or that the original article(s) should be removed.
Rehabilitation Laws, Privacy, Online News and Criminal Records
It may be the case that an online news website may be invading your right to privacy or may be in breach of laws related to rehabilitation.
Please get in touch to discuss having online news and media articles removed or rectified.
Currently in England and Wales there is no formal process for the “sealing” a criminal record. There is no procedure to apply to a Court to have a criminal record formally sealed so that
We have successfully applied for the removal from the Police National Computer (PNC) a caution issued 20 years ago. The caution related to a sexual allegation, and the vast majority of the evidence had
We have had a caution deleted for our client who was issued a caution nearly ten years ago for assaulting their child. They had previously attempted to have the caution removed, instructing a different
We have had a possession of drugs caution deleted from the PNC for our client. Our client had been found in possession of a class A drug, and had accepted a police caution as
We have had a police caution expunged from the PNC for our client. The client had been issued a police caution for possession of indecent images. The caution had been issued nearly two years
We have again had a police caution removed for a client. The caution was issued decades ago and, due to it being of a sexual nature, continued to be disclosed on a standard and