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My son was fined £415 at a magistrates court in May 2013 following

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My son was fined £415 at a magistrates court in May 2013 following a conviction under section 4(1) and 4 of the Public Order Act 1986. When is this conviction spent?
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It should be spent after one year.
The new rehabilitation periods are much shorter for fines.
If this was a fine only then it will be spent after a year.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So after a year he does not need to inform anyone like an insurance company about the conviction?

It depends on the level of checking and the questions asked.
It will be spent so it will drop off basic checking. If he needs a standard check it will show.
If he is asked about unspent matters then he should disclose it.