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SA Would a Spent Conviction Appear on a Police Check?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Les Laub, 4 December 2015.

  1. Les Laub

    Les Laub Well-Known Member

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    In South Australia, there is a legislation called the Spent Convictions Act. Spent convictions are those in which either no conviction was recorded, or a specific time has elapsed without re-offending. I believe it is an offence for Police to reveal spent convictions.

    My question is this: would a spent conviction show up on any police check for employment or volunteering? The offence in question had no conviction recorded some 20 years ago.
     
  2. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

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    No, spent convictions are not disclosed.
     
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