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24 03, 2019

What is a Police Certificate?

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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

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

24 04, 2018

Deletion of Knife Possession Caution

By |April 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our client had been accused of being in possession of a bladed article (a knife) in public - and had been issued a police caution. The client, as he was student looking to work in a regulated profession, was extremely concerned about the impact the caution would have on him - it was very

27 03, 2018

Police Caution Deleted for Solicitation Allegation

By |March 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again had a caution deleted for our client who had been accused of solicitation a number of years ago. The client had always felt he had been given the caution unfairly, but had accepted it in order to avoid the humiliation of going to court. He had lived in fear with the caution

1 03, 2018

Historic Police Caution Deleted for Client

By |March 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our client had been issued with a police caution over 10 years ago and had himself unsuccessfully applied on two occasions to have his police caution deleted. The police force concerned had rejected his applications for deletion, stating to him that they believed they had issued the caution in a lawful manner and that they

1 11, 2017

Arrest Record Deleted

By |November 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 and held overnight. We made representations to the police for the deletion of the client’s record. After initially resisting deletion,

28 10, 2017

Police Caution Removed for Medical Student

By |October 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 identified some major defects in the way the police had handled the case. Police Caution Expungement We

24 10, 2017

Police Caution Removal Success for Assault Allegation

By |October 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 career. The caution would have been disclosed on a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for 6 years, and

16 10, 2017

Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement in England and Wales

By |October 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 it is not disclosed. There is also no formal process for expunging a criminal record (other than police records) namely

5 10, 2017

20 Year Old Historic Police Caution Removal

By |October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 been deleted by the police. Despite the extensive period of time since the police caution was issued, we were nevertheless

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