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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

31 01, 2019

What is the impact of the 2019 Supreme Court decision on disclosure of youth cautions, warnings and reprimands and also adult cautions?

By |January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a judgement with respect to the disclosure of past criminal records. This litigation had been ongoing for a number of years, including numerous claimants and campaign groups. The judgement can be found here: R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the

8 04, 2018

Caution Deleted – Drunk and Disorderly Allegation

By |April 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have successfully applied for the deletion of a caution issued to our client several years ago. The caution was impacting the client's immigration application overseas, and we were instructed us to apply for its deletion. Deletion of Police Caution Solicitors After reviewing the client's evidence we were able to determine that

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

10 02, 2018

Firearms Caution Deleted for Client

By |February 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our client had been issued a police caution for possession of a firearm with intent. The allegation was over 15 years old, but was still having a significant impact on the client’s professional career. Police Caution Expungement Solicitors The police were initially resistant to deleting the client’s caution, however we were able

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

26 07, 2017

Police Caution Removal Success

By |July 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have had a police caution deleted for our client. The caution was issued in the context of an acrimonious separation. The client was a health care professional, and so had the caution not been removed, it would have likely resulted in the client being struck off, and their losing their professional career. The

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