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Can you tell my how a criminal record lasts and after 15

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Can you tell my how long a criminal record lasts and after 15 years can you have it wiped
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question.

The following section explains which convictions can and can't become spent:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/cra1991167/s7.html

If the conviction in question is one that can be spent it will usually be spent after a 10 year crime free period. If you commit further crimes during the period, the time period before a conviction becomes spent starts again.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/cra1991167/s10.html

I trust the above assists your understanding.

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Patrick

Expert:  Patrick H. replied 1 year ago.

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