The law changed recently. For some purposes, it is still considered 'spent' after five years, but it now remains on the PNC for life (so any cop stopping him for anything at all will know that he was done for assault, even if it's 20 years down the line).perplexed said:How long does a formal caution stay on a person's record out of interest? Or is it declarable for life?
It effectively means he was charged with assault, taken to court, and convicted, in terms of his criminal record. However instead of that actually happening (and BM getting £50 compensation or whatever), by accepting a caution they skip the actual court case and he skips the fine (assuming there would be one).gaz said:As far as the result, i'm not sure what to make of it. Can anyone 100% clarify what it means?
Very common. Insurance companies take the view that criminals are less likely to be honest about their claims, and they therefore need to factor that into the premium. Fail to declare that you're a criminal, and your cover isn't valid.JoysOfSight said:Strange as it may seem, I read of a guy who had an undisclosed assault on his record who had his car stolen, and the insurance company declined to pay out.
I think we should be able to see the assault, and I think your posting of the video should clearly state the outcome. It's a matter of public record anyway. I think it might be interesting to speculate, too, on the possible consequences for a cab driver of having a criminal conviction.BentMikey said:The driving video is back up now. I haven't decided whether to put up the video of the debate and assault. Mags, Vike and Gaz have seen it, feel free to comment.
Thanks for the clarification!Ben Lovejoy said:The law changed recently. For some purposes, it is still considered 'spent' after five years, but it now remains on the PNC for life (so any cop stopping him for anything at all will know that he was done for assault, even if it's 20 years down the line).
There are also some jobs where you are required to declare the conviction even after it is spent.