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I received a drink driving conviction in March 2014. I am at

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I received a drink driving conviction in March 2014. I am at a very senior level in my organisation and considering a career change due to internal restructuring. The conviction will seriously affect my ability to obtain employment at a similar level elsewhere. Can this conviction be sealed through any means other than the Clean Slate Bill?
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Customer: only when charged ... he just wanted to wrap up the case as quickly as possible
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 9 months ago.

The Criminal Records Clean Slate Act only applies to convictions after 7 years, and there is no other way of concealing the conviction. At the time you could have applied for a discharge without conviction, but it is too late now I am sorry to advise

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