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I was arrested in May 2014 of a small amount of cocaine. Held overnight and

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I was arrested in May 2014 for possession of a small amount of cocaine. Held overnight and released in the morning the officer said I would not have a criminal record but it could appear on a DBS check. I have to do a DBS check for a new venture will it appear? and what information if so?
I got a speeding ticket recently and the arresting officer ask what I was arrested for in May 2014 so wondering if it does appear then will it just say I was arrested
Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What level DBS check are you having done?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Ben Not sure its for a financial organisation so assume it may be enhanced
What is your role in the financial organisation?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
purchasing a franchise, so business owner
Assuming this is going to be an enhanced check, it contains a specific section for ‘additional information’ which can include any information held on you on local police intelligence (i.e. on the police database) and which the police believe is relevant to the current DBS application. So if when you make the application the police believe that the incident is relevant to the application you are making, they can include it on the DBS check. As you can appreciate, whether it is considered revealed or not can vary depending on who does the check so there is always going to be a risk that someone finds it relevant and discloses it. In terms of what may come up, they can include details of why you were arrested. It is basically a free space for the disclosing officer to include whatever details they feel are relevant, so it can be a simple blurb mentioning “Arrest for possession of illegal substances” for example. I would however hope that they do not consider this relevant in terms of getting into a finance-related job, I would have been more concerned about things involving dishonesty, like theft, fraud, etc. 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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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks Ben - looking more closely looks like it is on the protected list so hopefully wont come up
Would hope so too!