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I was charged with a breach of the peace in 2004. How long will this stay on my rec

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Hello. I was charged with a breach of the peace in 2004. How long will this stay on my record? Do I still need to declare it when asked on any forms if I have any criminal convictions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What was the actual conviction you received?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I dont have it to hand. I think it was for shouting, swearing and struggling with people.
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
In Scotland, a conviction will stay on your record indefinitely although the State does sometimes clear out old conviction records, for example, when computer systems are being changed or upgraded.
However, under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act you would not have to disclose a 2004 conviction for breach of the peace under normal circumstances. Only, for exempt occupations, such as law, medicine, police, armed forces for example would you have to disclose everything.
Happy to discuss further.
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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 2 years ago.
Thanks but can you please clarify what you received as punishment - for example was it a caution, fine, community service, etc?