Details of your criminal record will either be recorded on the Police National Computer (PNC) or the Police National Database (PND). You can apply for a copy of your police record by applying to ACRO for a Subject Access Request (SAR).
If you have been arrested and are going to be interviewed by the police under caution, you are entitled to free legal advice and representation. If you case goes to court, you may qualify for legal aid representation.
The Crown Court keeps records of court proceedings for 5 years. If you think you may need an official record of what happened in court, it’s worth applying for a copy of the court transcript before they are destroyed.
If you receive a prison sentence of more than 12 months but less than 4 years, you will be automatically released half way through your sentence. You will serve the remainder on licence, in the community, supervised by a probation officer.
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Where do the police record details of my cautions, convictions and other relevant information? Can I get a copy of this?
The police will either record information on the Police National Computer (PNC) or the Police National Database (PND). You can find out what is held on the PNC by applying for a Subject Access Request.
Being supervised by probation can be difficult. If possible, try to build a positive relationship with your probation officer. If they feel you are being open and honest with them, they may be more prepared to see you less often and be less restrictive.