What convictions are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?

What convictions are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?

A sentence of detention during Her Majesty’s pleasure or for life or a sentence of detention for a term exceeding 30 months given to a young offender convicted of a grave crime or detention of more than 30 months of a child convicted on indictment or a Court Martial punishment. A sentence of custody for life.

How long does a shoplifting caution stay on your record?

Caution. If you admit an offence, the police can give you a caution. A caution is not a conviction. A caution is a warning which stays on your record for six years if you’re an adult, or two years if you’re under 18.

What is a protected spent conviction?

Protected convictions or cautions are convictions or cautions which are filtered during the DBS check process – this means that they will not appear on the DBS certificate. There are some offences which will never be filtered from a DBS check (so they will always appear on your DBC certificate).

How is shoplifting classified in the criminal law?

Shoplifting is classified as an act of larceny or theft that takes place in a commercial setting.

What happens if you get a conditional caution for shoplifting?

If you receive a 3 month conditional caution for shoplifting, and a month later receive a conviction for a separate offence, the conditional caution will become spent in the normal way (three months from the date of issue).

What to do if you get caught shoplifting?

If you get caught stealing, you can hire an attorney to represent you in court and get your shoplifting ticket dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense, such as “Littering,” which won’t show up on a standard criminal background check.

When does a criminal record become unspent under new law?

If they were regarded as spent before 10th March 2014, even if they would now be regarded as unspent under the new law, you’re allowed to treat them as spent convictions. Each sentence has a ‘rehabilitation period’. During the rehabilitation period, the conviction linked with that sentence is ‘unspent’.

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