Deleting a Police Caution

24 02, 2017

Police Caution Deletion Success

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The police have agreed to delete (expunge) our client’s caution from the Police National Computer (PNC). The client, a successful professional, had received a police caution in relation to a theft allegation. Had the police caution remained on the PNC then it would have seriously affected the client's ability to work, and to live

16 02, 2017

Record Deletion Process – ACRO Deletion of Records from National Police Systems

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It is possible to apply for the deletion of police records from the Police National Computer (PNC), National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and the National DNA Database (NDNAD). The  National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) call this process the “Record Deletion Process.” Locally held records, such as custody records and custody photos, are managed under the  Authorised

14 02, 2017

Police Cautions

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A police caution is an out of court disposal aimed at achieving cheap and rapid justice. A police caution can only be issued if the suspect accepts the caution and admits the allegation. Admission to a Police Caution If a suspect does not admit the allegation then a police caution cannot be issued. An

3 02, 2017

Police Caution Removed for Teacher

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Our client, a teacher, had received a caution in relation to a domestic common assault allegation. The client had been wrongfully issued the police caution in relation to a malicious allegation made by an ex-partner. After reviewing the case we were able to clearly determine that there had been some serious defects in the

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

31 01, 2017

How long does a police caution stay on your record?

By |January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The answer to the question "How long does a police caution stay on your record?" depends on who is asking the question. The answer will be different depending on the level of disclosure that can be lawfully requested by the organisation who is asking the question. On a basic disclosure a caution (youth and

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

25 01, 2017

Police Caution Removed for Finance Professional

By |January 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our client, a successful professional working in finance, has had his caution deleted by the police. The police caution for common assault, relating to a domestic dispute, would have been disclosable on a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate for 6 years (certain police cautions never become protected, and in some cases even minor cautions

22 12, 2016

Judicial Review – Police Settle Claim to Remove Police Caution, Arrest Record and Biometrics

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We have again won a case against the police to expunge a police caution, arrest record, fingerprints, DNA and custody photo from the client's record. The police had originally refused to remove the records, instead preferring to challenge the case. We issued judicial review proceedings against the police to challenge their decision to retain the

3 12, 2016

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Barring Appeal

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We have successfully challenged the disclosure of incorrect information on a DBS certificate. The client, a successful professional, had been issued with a DBS certificate that contained incorrect criminal record information. The disclosure of the information would have seriously affected the client’s professional career and may have resulted in the loss of their employment. After