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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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I have been charged but not convicted &theft of a mobile

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Hi
I have been charged but not convicted for asault &theft of a mobile phone, because I broke the person's phone during the fight,
It's been4years now, &I am finding it hard to get a job
I desperately need help to remove this record, as I want to work &get on with my life
I am getting depressed , I was young &foolish at the age of 19.
Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Afternoon

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

If you have not been convicted why are you unable to get a job?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because the theft bit shows up on the police record.
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

The charges?

They cannot refuse you work on that

You need to speak to the Police and ask them to clear the record.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They charged me with theft &assault, with community service &a fine of $600 for the phone. But it said no conviction. lam trained to work in the health industry, as a operating theatre technician
How do I apply to have this removed?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would like to talk to you, can I call you on Monday? Please email me your phone number.
Thanks
Josh
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

I am unable to give you my number but you can choose to have a call

So you were convicted to be given the community service order and fine.