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I was convicted of a crime in Victoria Au. Was sentenced 5yrs

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I was convicted of a crime in Victoria Au. Was sentenced 5yrs with 3yrs for parole. I went to jail for 8 months before appeal. On appeal, conviction was quashed and I was released that day. The supposed victim apologised to me and the matter was left at that. I was 21 years old. I am now 38, I had never been in trouble for anything before or since. I now want to apply to police force. Would records still exist 17 years later that would stop me being successful?
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If the conviction was quashed there should be nothing on your record and it will have no impact on your application to the police force.

If something does appear on your record, you will need to attend at the courthouse that maybe order quashing your conviction and get a copy of that order and have the record corrected.

But usually when a conviction is quashed it disappears from your criminal record.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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