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18 years ago when I was 18 years old I was charged with wreckless

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18 years ago when I was 18 years old I was charged with wreckless conduct. I have no other offences. I am now applying for a job that needs PVG checks. Will this stop me from getting a job.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  Ali172 replied 3 years ago.
My name is Alex Hughes and I'm happy to help with your question today.

The conviction is now "spent" under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The general rule is that, once a conviction is spent you do not have to reveal it to anyone and cannot be prejudiced by it.

This means that you do not have to reveal the spent conviction on a job application and an employer cannot refuse to employ you nor can they dismiss you because of a "spent" conviction.