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when did the 20 year criminal record for drink driving sta

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when did the 20 year criminal record for drink driving start
Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

my son was convicted of drink driving on 17th July 2008. How long will he have a criminal record?

What sentence did he get please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

£300 fine and 1 year disqualification


The spending periods have decreased recently.

The starting point is that you will always have a criminal record. It will always be on PNC.

However, it will be spent after one year now instead of five. That will mean it will drop off basic checking at that time.

It will show on enhanced checking for 11 years and then it will drop off as long as this is the only conviction.

For the purposes of the DVLA it will show for 11 years and most insurers will only have an interest in it for that long as well.

Can I clarify anything for you?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Why do the tv adverts state you get a 20 year criminal record. Is it different in Scotland?


You didn't tell me you were in Scotland. The law may well be different there on this particular point

I will move this to Scots law for you.