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26 01, 2019

What is the Police National Computer (PNC)?

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

The Police National Computer (PNC) is the principal police database used by the police. The PNC is an amalgam of a number of databases containing text information relevant to policing. Fingerprints and DNA are not placed onto the PNC, but a reference to these items is logged against names files which link to the National

15 01, 2019

Can United States of America Immigration Officials see my Criminal Record?

By |January 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are planning on travelling to the USA and you have a criminal record, you may be concerned about what records the authorities can see. We received several anecdotal reports of UK citizens attempting to travel to the US and being turned away due to arrest records, see here for a recent news

1 06, 2018

Police Caution Removed in Harassment Case

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

We have again had a police caution deleted for a client, the client had been issued with a caution for harassment. Despite being a successful professional, the caution prevented the client from obtaining citizenship under the Home Office's "good character requirement". After reviewing the case, we were able to identity a potential avenue of

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. It is, generally speaking, an offence to be in possession of blade or point in public unless it is a folding pocket knife under three inches. The client, as

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

12 01, 2018

Police Caution Deleted for Academic

By |January 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |

We have again had a caution expunged for a client. Our client was a professional University academic, the caution was having a serious adverse effect on the client’s professional advancement. The client was extremely anxious that the caution would end their career, and even though they had fully admitted the allegation, they contacted us

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

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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