Thanks for your response.
I'd visited Unlock and other sites and was still unclear, that's why I wrote you hoping for a 'human' answer.
So an unconditional discharge from over 20 years ago will STILL affect me today? Is there any way to address that issue seeing as it's my ONLY problem with the law and that it was more or less an accident?
I was told to go with the conditional discharge and that it will not appear on my record after one year.
If there's any way to remove this from my record I'd be interested to do so.