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My son was charged with sectarian offence almost 3years ago.

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My son was charged with sectarian offence almost 3years ago. He pled guilty and was fined. He has applied for a job which he disclosed at the interview stage. He was offered a job, given a start date so handed in his notice 2months ago and wasn't getting started until the disclosure came through. He received a copy "for his records" and was told by the agency he was unlikely to get the job. How long until this offence is spent? He is now without a job, has a mortgage etc and no income.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

A conviction involving a fine is spent after a year for someone over the age of 18 at the date of conviction and six months for someone under 18 at the date of conviction.

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