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Spent conviction legislation allows the criminal records of offenders to be amended by removing some offences after a certain period of time. The idea behind spent convictions schemes is to allow former offenders to 'wipe the slate clean' after a certain period of time, depending on the offence.

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    QLD How Does a Spent Conviction Work in QLD?

    I received a $300 fine in 1983! I noticed in WA they have spent convictions. How does a spent conviction work in QLD? Is it Australia wide? Thanks couldn't find anything on the net. Thank you Kindly,
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    QLD How to Apply for Spent Conviction?

    I currently live in Queensland. I have a criminal history that is affecting everything I do in life, travel / work, etc. My sentence was 4 years imprisonment for theft crimes 14 years ago ( I served three and one on parole ). Is there any way I can move to make this crime a spent conviction...
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    QLD Is Sentence in 2014 Considered a Spent Conviction?

    If a person in QLD was convicted of assault and stealing and received a 9-month suspended sentence for a 1st offence in 2014, is the sentence considered a spent conviction and not recorded on police checks because the sentence was less than 30 months imprisonment? Thanks
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    NT Is Old Drug Conviction a Spent Conviction?

    Is a 16-year-old drug conviction, which got a $340 fine, a spent conviction?
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    VIC Will Spent Conviction Show on Criminal History Check?

    Hi. I recently submitted a f110 form to the magistrates court to have criminal convictions spent. The convictions are 17 years old and are on 'taking part in the production of a controlled substance'. I filled out the "apply for exemption" section. My question is, will the spent conviction show...
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    NSW Charges as Spent Convictions on Police Clearance?

    In NSW, some forty-one years ago (1975), I was convicted of selling pot (I was 18). I was put away for 18 months with a non-parole of 12 months. I was released 12 months later. I also have a B&E 1 charge and car theft 2 charges. They were before the drugs charge.(1974) I recently got a...
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    NSW Is Larceny Offence a Spent Conviction?

    Hi, I committed a small offence, larceny - $50 when I was 19. I pleaded guilty and paid fines. I'm now 41. Would this now be a spent conviction and not appear if I was to get a job within the government? It has never been mentioned when applying for visas. I never applied for it to be...
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    QLD Charged for Stalking and Harassment - What are My Chances?

    Hello, I'm facing stalking charges and harassment I sent hundreds of emails to my ex female friend over a period of 1.5 years, was abusive, and non-threatening. One death threat to the partner of my friend (or maybe more, I cannot remember) after he turned up at my last known address following...
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    NSW Spent Convictions - Does the 6-Month Prison Sentence Also Apply to Suspensions?

    Hello, I just got a question about spent convictions. It says: In relation to NSW convictions, a conviction generally becomes a "spent conviction" if a person has had a 10‑year crime‑free period from the date of the conviction. However, certain convictions may not become spent. This...
  10. Riley

    TAS Criminal Law - Possible to Get Early Spent Conviction?

    Hi, I have 2 minor offences on my record from 2006/07 and I was wondering if there is any possibility of getting them spent earlier than the 10 years I have read on Criminal Law on the Internet. I lived in Canada for 2 years before they required federal police checks to apply but when I went to...