What Are Spent Convictions in UK?

Updated on Friday 15th September 2017

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A spent conviction refers to the rehabilitation period of an offender, which expired at a certain point. This applies to custodial sentences, convictions for offences in the armed forces, fines, cautions or findings and in many cases, due to the “spent” status, they cannot be revealed in the future, especially if an individual wants to apply for a job. The particular conditions in this matter can be explained by our criminal defence solicitors in London. Our advisors can also represent your case in the court of law.
 

Details about the spent convictions in UK


According to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and under certain circumstances, offenders can obtain a clean record. Persons who received imprisonment for life, public protection sentences, a sentence of preventive detention, corrective training of more than four years or sentence of custody for life cannot turn such convictions into spent ones. In other words, these sentences remain unspent convictions which need to be revealed if someone is asked about the criminal record. Our defence solicitors in London have a wide experience in criminal cases and can offer complete legal support, including information about the spent convictions in UK.
 

Disclosing the spent convictions in UK


One should know that the financial sector, the health services or the private security are subject to disclosed criminal records. We remind that the police in UK will keep the criminal record of a person for 100 years. What you need to know more about the spent convictions in UK and special cases is that, if you are fired from work as a result of a spent conviction which has been discovered, you can claim the unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal in UK with lots of chances to win, a matter where our defence solicitors in London can help.

For any other information about the spent convictions in UK, we invite you to get in touch with our team of criminal defence solicitors in London.

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