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QLD Criminal Law - When Does Rehabilitation Period Start?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by David McIntosh, 11 February 2016.

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  1. David McIntosh

    11 February 2016
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    Hello, I am looking for some help about the interpretation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (QLD), specifically the disclosure period.

    In May 2009, I was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 3 years and 2 months, which was suspended after 12 months and backdated to the start of the custody period 12 months prior. The remaining period was a good behaviour bond.

    Two questions, am I eligible for the conviction to be spent after the 'rehabilitation period' of 10 years? If so, when does the rehabilitation period start under Criminal Law - from the date of sentencing or the backdated date?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    It's 10 years from the date of the conviction, not the sentencing date or the backdated sentencing date. The backdating will only be relevant to your sentencing, not the rehabilitation.

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