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Hello I was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Customs

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Hello I was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Customs and Excise
(Not drug related)in May 2000 and was given 9 months suspended
For 2 years,and I would like to know if this stays on my record for ever
Also,subsequently the case was quashed and the other defendants were
Released so why was my sentence not quashed too? Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

A suspended sentence is a period of imprisonment and so it would be spent after 10 years.

That will mean it will drop off basic checking.

However, it did lead to imprisonment so unless the law changes, the new law will not remove it after 11 years on the basis that its old or minor.

In relation to the case, it depends what you mean. If you are saying that you appealed successfully against the conviction then the sentence would have been quashed.

If the co-defendants appealed and you did not then the sentence will not be quashed until you appeal and succeed.

It depend in short why it was quashed and against whom.

If you can give me that information I might be able to offer more?

Jo
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry I don't quite understand the first part of the answer,I didn't actually go to prison
So does that mean the conviction is spent?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Not unless 10 years have passed.

You are on a suspended sentence which is treated as a custodial sentence for the purposes of the rehabilitation periods.