Alex Watts : Hello Richard my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Is there anything in particular you are worried about?
Yes I'm not sure I committed the damage in purpose, and that as an Information Security Officer I could lose my job by my acceptance of the caution, which I was told was just a slap on the wrist.
Alex Watts : So why did you accept the caution if you did not do it?
It was 2:30 in the morning, I don't remember what happened including the arrest, and I was advised by the free legal advisor to accept the caution as it was just a slap on the wrinst. I may have caused the damage, but I am not an aggresive person normally, don't normally drink and very concerned and worried.
So the incident took place at about 8pm
Alex Watts : Yes. By accepting the caution you accept you did the damage,
Has this been bad advise on the night though?
Alex Watts : However if you had rejected the caution then it probably would have gone to court and if convicted this is more serious as it would be recorded.
Alex Watts : I don't know what you were told on the night, I am sure the advisor did not tell you to admit it if you didn't do it.
Alex Watts : That would be negligent.
Alex Watts : The problem is you have accepted the caution.
I am confident that if I said to the PCSO that I did the damage then I did it but was it an accident, and if that is so does it make any difference?
Alex Watts : you can't really go back now and change your mind.
Alex Watts : If you told the PSCO you did it then this is an admission so you may well have done it.
Alex Watts : However the rules on CRB or DBS as it's not known has changed.
Alex Watts : Most offences are filtered out.
I have a high level government clearance and also a Scout leader both require Enhanced CRB's
Alex Watts : It looks as if your criminal damage one is filtered so won't show on any DBS check.
Alex Watts : that makes no difference, it won't show.
Alex Watts : So I really would not worry about it.
Alex Watts : It's a caution and will be filtered so won't show,
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Ok thank you. I still cant belive that I would cause such damage on purpose. And realy feel for the person who's car I damaged. in fact since friday I have felt sick everytime I think about it.
Alex Watts : It makes no difference whether it was on purpose. If you were reckless that is enough for the offence
Yes is there I web link that shows how the filtering is applied
Under stand the reckless, just sad that I did damage to someones pride and joy.
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-list-of-offences-that-will-never-be-filtered-from-a-criminal-record-check
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything else for you?
No, nothing else, thank you for your advise.
Alex Watts : Can I help with anything else today?