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NSW Can I Have Assault Charge Removed?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Smacca85, 8 August 2016.

  1. Smacca85

    Smacca85 Member

    8 August 2016
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    I was charged over two years ago with assault. This incident was due to my excessive drinking.

    I realise I was on a downward spiral and after I was charged, I put myself into rehab. I was in rehab for 11 months and have been out for nearly six months. Since being in rehab, I have trouble getting a job in my profession as a nurse. Can I apply to have this charge removed?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    No. Criminal records serve a purpose. Being able to delete your record whenever its inconvenient for you would defeat this purpose. The conviction will likely become spent in 10 years, for some purposes. However certain jobs will still require you to disclose the conviction even after it is spent. What is a Spent Conviction? | NSW Courts
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