Would you like your convictions to be wiped after seven years?
The Government has recently passed a law which will allow you to lie about your convictions which are over seven years old.
The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act Commencement Order 2004 (SR2004/377) brings the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 into force on 29 November 2004.
Do you want to read this new law? Just follow the steps below.
We also provide you with a direct link to the Government legislation site where you can look up ALL Acts of Parliament and Regulations and Rules. An Act is also known as a Statute. A Regulation is also sometimes known as a Rule. This Government legislation site is still going through some teething problems. But you will be able to access all legislation and find specific Acts and Rules and individual sections.
Local & Private Acts
For the relevant Ministry of Justice page . . .
There are many exceptions. One writer's view encapsulates the intricasies of the new law . . . . .
"Out, Damned spot! Out, I say . . . " anguished Lady MacBeth as she tried in vain to wipe the bloody evidence of her dastardly crime from her hands. Shakespeare might have sympathised with today’s criminal trying to utilize the ne
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