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Hello,I received a conviction of 6 months imprisonment

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Hello, I received a conviction of 6 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months, the date of conviction was 16/08/2005.


 


 


Further to this I received a conditional discharge for 12 months for a separate offence on the 27/06/06


 


According to the research i have done the first should now be spent (spent after 7 years if sentenced 6 months or less?).


 


However it has appeared on a Disclosure Scotland Check. Could you confirm if the disclosure is incorrect please. Kind Regards,

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Alex Hughes replied 1 year ago.
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You are right about the rehabilitation period.

After 7 years the conviction is 'spent'.

But this does not mean the conviction is wiped from a persons criminal record.

The conviction will remain on the record for life.

The effect of a spent conviction is that it is not discloseable and should not be held against you except in limited circumstances, for example, Court proceedings.

The fact that the conviction appears on the check is not a mistake.

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