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Hi, How long does a criminal record last for in Scotland before

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Hi, How long does a criminal record last for in Scotland before it is 'Spent'?

I was convicted around 10years ago for possession of an offensive weapon (Knuckle Dusters)and was charged and fined for this (£250).

Currently renewing house insurance and have been told that I need to report this to them unless the record is now 'Spent'

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  RMSLaw replied 4 years ago.
An offence becomes spent depending on the sentence, rather than the charge. For a fine the conviction becomes spent after 5 years .
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