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how long does a nsw criminal conviction last on your recor

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how long does a nsw criminal conviction last on your record?
Once you have a record it is there for life unless they are minor.
Here is some information about criminal records in NSW
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
would you call getting 2 lots of 150 hours community service minor, it was for 2 lots of taking money by deception of $2000 on each conviction?

All convictions are capable of becoming spent except:
I would say they could be spent as the rules are that All convictions are capable of becoming spent except:
    * where a prison sentence of more than 6 months has been imposed (periodic or home detention is not considered a prison sentence)
    * convictions against companies and other corporate bodies
    * convictions identified by regulations made under the Act (no offences have been prescribed to date), and
    * a large number of offences defined by the Act as sexual offences. These include the Crimes Act offences of sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual intercourse and acts of indecency with children and minors, incest, child prostitution and child pornography offences as well as the offence of obscene exposure under the Summary Offences Act. Attempting, conspiring or inciting the commission of these offences are also included.
Provided that your convictions do not fall in the above list they can be spent.
The relevant crime free period is 10 years.
Sections 7 - 11 of the criminal records act provides the information that would help you.
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