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Ash, Solicitor
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Hi same question. I have just sent a letter of explanation

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Hi I have a question regarding the length of time it takes to clear a criminal conviction such that it becomes spent.

I have just sent a letter of explanation from my family law solicitor to Lloyds Banking Group as part of vetting for a contract explaining why my Scottish disclosure will show an unspent conviction. And I now find that Scottish Disclosure have come back blank on a November 2010 conviction where I was fined for ABB having pleaded guity with mitigation circumstances *although no contact a ,kick causing excrutiating pain' took place. I have made numerous attempts to police/cps/press to clear my name to no avail. There was no kick to my ex wife she made it up which is an extremely aggravting factor. Are you absolutely sure its 7 years? I am happy of course !

My understanding was always 5 years for a fine no matter what offence. HOWEVER THAT NOW DOES NOT EXPLAIN WHY MY SCOTTISH DISCLOSURE IS COMING UP BLANK as it should in theory show until November 2015.

I would also add that I pleaded guilty with mitigating circumstances (although no assault took place as described the only contact being a sort of tug of war for the boys weekend bags). I pleaded guilty because I am bi-polar and the stress was difficult to manage, the risk that my ex wifes false account would be believed and the consequences would be much greater, a general ignorance of the severity and impact on my financial services career and a pretty awful duty solicitor who was more interested in getting it over with and the urgency of returning to a contract at Tesco bank and the impact and cost of a lengthy trial. Lastly of course my ex wife was making access to my two sons 10 and 11 difficult and she had taken cocaine in the family hoe with two men in front of my 18 year d daughter who was as a result homeless.

Does a guilty plea reduce the tariff ?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

Is this for a DBS (used to be CRB) check please?

Alex Watts :

If so what was the exact offence please?