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There I received a fine,community order and lifetime

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I received a fine,community order and lifetime ban 8 years ago which I believe can be reviewed at the 10 year point (although I may be wrong as I wasn't in a good place and suffering with severe depression at the time) . My question is although I'm awear that until the review takes place how long for it need to declare my conviction for a standard background check or for insurance. Many thanks
Hello what were you banned from?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello there. Basically when my exhusband left me and our children I had no income and our dog lost a lot of weight and although I called the rspca out myself they decided to make an example of me and I was banned for life keeping animals
Thank you I will get my response ready and reply on here this early afternoon
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you very much
Many thanks for your patience. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (“ROA”), subject to certain exceptions, those convicted of a criminal offence who have not re-offended during a specified period from the date of conviction will be deemed 'rehabilitated' and their convictions would be classified as 'spent'. Spent convictions do not have to be declared if an employer or insurer is asking if you have a criminal record, unless the employment is for an exempt position (you should be told in the application form if the position is exempt). If you are going to be subjected to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (this replaced the old CRB check), then whether a past conviction will appear on it depends on what level DBS check is being undertaken. There are three main types of DBS check:· Basic - contains only unspent convictions· Standard – contains spent and unspent convictions, as well as cautions, reprimands and final warnings· Enhanced – same as a Standard but also includes local police intelligence considered relevant to the application In your case you only need to be concerned with the fine and the community service as these are the formal convictions. A fine becomes spent a year after the date of conviction and a community order becomes spent a year after the end of the order (i.e. after you have finished the community service). So once the convictions have become pent you do not have to declare if asked whether you have a criminal record or unspent convictions, although they may still come up on a DBS check, depending on what level check you are having done. I hope this has answered your query. I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating (3, 4 or 5 stars) as that is an important part of our process and recognises the time I have spent assisting you. If you need me to clarify anything before you go - please get back to me on here and I will assist further as best as I can. Thank you
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