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.
We have successfully applied to have our client removed from the Disclosure and Barings Services’ (DBS) Barred lists. The client had been placed on the barred list under the former Department of Education and
We have successfully applied for the deletion of our client’s Police National Computer (PNC) arrest record. The client had been wrongfully accused of a criminal allegation, and had been arrested, detained, fingerprinted, DNA swabbed
We have again had a caution successfully removed for one of our clients. The client had been issued a police caution in relation to an allegation of assault. After we forensically examined the evidence,
We have again had a police caution expunged from the Police National Computer (PNC) for our client. Our client worked in financial services, and the caution was having a detrimental impact on our client's
We have successfully prevented a client from being placed on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) children’s barred list. The DBS had commenced an investigation into whether to bar our client. They had taken
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