Alex Watts : Hello John my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this .
Alex Watts : For now please let me know what sentence you got?
Hi Alex, this is for an employee of mine, he is Lithuanian so am trying to sort this out for him. He was convicted of common assault and received a fine of £625 last week. Now he wants to know how long this will 'be on his record' and how it may affect him in the future and is he duty bound to declare this conviction on say job applications? Thanks.
Alex Watts : Ok. You don't need to worry, it won't show on what was a CRB check.
Alex Watts : Offences are now filtered and only the most serious ones show up.
Alex Watts : Common assault is not one of those.
Alex Watts : please see
Alex Watts : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-list-of-offences-that-will-never-be-filtered-from-a-criminal-record-check
THanks Alex, so is it ok if he doesn't mention it in a job application?
Alex Watts : For a fine it becomes spent after 1 year. So won't show after this time.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
So after 1 year his conviction is in effect 'spent'?
Alex Watts : Yes.
Alex thank you so much that will really put his mind at rest. Have a very happy Christmas. Bye.
Alex Watts : and you, can I clarify anything else for you?
No that's all thanks.
Alex Watts : Ok, if I could ask you to rate my answer before you go today, the button should be at the bottom of the screen.
Alex Watts : If you need more help please click reply.