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16 10, 2017

Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement in England and Wales

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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

1 02, 2017

Is a police caution a criminal record?

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Is a police caution a criminal record? The short answer to this question is yes - a caution is a criminal record. However what actually constitutes a "criminal record" is not a precisely defined concept, and the better question to ask is, in what circumstances will my caution be disclosed? A caution will become

30 01, 2017

Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction?

By |January 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have been offered or have received a caution, you may be wondering what the precise consequences of accepting a police caution (a simple police caution) are. Is a Caution a Criminal Conviction? A frequently asked question is whether a police caution is a criminal conviction. The short answer is no, a caution is

27 11, 2016

How to Challenge a Police Caution?

By |November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering whether it is possible to get a caution, including a conditional caution or youth caution, removed, or perhaps simply you have an arrest record that you would like expunged (deleted). It could be that your caution, or arrest record, is showing up on your standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service

7 01, 2016

Another Police Caution Removed for Client

By |January 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again had a police caution removed for a client, a professionally qualified lawyer (solicitor). The client had been unfairly issued a police caution and asked us to apply to the police to remove the caution. Unfairly issued Police Cautions After making representations to the police they agreed that the police caution had been