NSW Having Minor Drug Charge Removed from Criminal Record?

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  1. Zac Dilena

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    I live in Perth but three years ago, I was in Sydney on holiday and was caught with a very small amount of drugs. The matter went to caught in my absence (back in Perth) and I was fined $200. I paid this fine immediately. Being such a minor offense I was hoping to remove it from my criminal record as it’s preventing me getting a job.
     
  2. Tim W

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    Nope.
    In the fullness of time, it may become a spent conviction, but there's no way to that speed up .
     
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    Ok So how long will it take to become spent ? considering it was under 500 dollar fine ?
     
  4. Tim W

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    The amount of the fine is not the thing.
    It's the conviction that led to the fine that matters.
    You are talking in the realm of ten years.
    Have a read of this.
     
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