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Other Areas of Life

What you need to know, in brief.

  • Having an unspent conviction can affect many areas of your life for example, claiming compensation if you are the victim of crime.
  • If your case was reported in the media, details of it may remain online for many years after it becomes spent.
  • Your criminal record may impact on other family members you live with, especially if they are employed in a job which requires enhanced DBS checks.

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Debbie Sadler
Head of Advice

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