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I have a conviction without violence. I had

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I have a conviction for harassment without violence. I had a suspended sentence for 1 year. This was set by a crown court in June/July 2005. Is this conviction spent? Can this be cleared if a check is done by a new employer. I need some advice please.
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Was the imprisonment period of one year or suspended for one year?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I was not imprisoned but given suspended sentence.

Yes, so was that the imprisonment period or the suspension period?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry I am confused. I can only remember court issuing a suspended sentence for 1 Year. Do not have details to hand or court documents. If it helps. I was in Crown court Southampton.

OK. Proceeding on the basis of the worst case scenario, that was the imprisonment period.
If so, it would be spent after 10 years. So, depending on the date of sentence it would be spent. If you were sentenced in the summer of 2005 then it would drop off this summer.
If that was the suspension period then the imprisonment period was obviously going to be far less and probably under 6 months. If so, that would mean it would have been spent after 7 years which would long since have passed.
Therefore, either way, it is spent or soon will be.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
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