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VIC How to Get Arrests Off National Police Check for Employment?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Leigh Bouch, 23 October 2015.

  1. Leigh Bouch

    Leigh Bouch Member

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    I have recently applied for a national police check to start my career in pathology. I was arrested about15 years ago and about 9 years ago for possession of heroin. My cases went to court but I had no convictions and those arrests have been placed on my national police check.

    Is there any way of getting these taken off my police check so I can start work in my career? I have worked very hard to change my life and I feel as though this is not fair as it will be a detriment to my chances of employment.
     
  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    According to this article: Convictions a matter of record - but for how long? the police have a discretionary power to enable an arrest to remain on your criminal record.

    You could always write a letter to the police asking the arrests to be taken off your criminal record due to no convictions being recorded and if they refuse to, to provide a reason why.
     
  3. Leigh Bouch

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    Thank you for your answer to my question. I will do that and hope I get a reasonable response.
     

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