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?

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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?

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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

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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

3 12, 2016

DBS Intention to Bar Successfully Resisted

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We have again successfully prevented a client from being placed on the children and vulnerable adults DBS barred lists. The client had been cautioned for a sexual offence many years previously. On application for a job, and submitting a DBS check, information was passed to the DBS raising concerns - the DBS then began an

27 11, 2016

Challenging a Police Caution

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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

11 11, 2016

DBS Prosecution Collapse followed by Police Caution Removal

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We have successfully defended a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred listed prosecution and subsequently argued for the deletion of the client’s police caution. The client had been issued with a police caution and placed on the child and vulnerable persons barred list. The client was prosecuted for applying for a regulated job from which

1 11, 2016

Police Caution Removed Again

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We have again had a police caution removed for a client, a health care professional. Police Cautions and Health Care Professionals The police had made several procedural errors which we  quickly identified. That's brilliant news - Thanks very much for all your hard work. Police Cautions for ABH After making representations to the police they