What happens if you breach a conditional caution?
If the offender fails, without reasonable cause, to comply with the conditional caution, he or she may be prosecuted for the original offence. When sentencing in such a case: the offender’s non-compliance may be relevant to selection of the type of sentence.
Is conditional caution a criminal record?
it is not a criminal conviction, the Conditional Caution will form part of an offender’s criminal record and may be disclosed in certain circumstances; ƒ the means by which compliance with each of the conditions will be verified (including any responsibilities of the offender for demonstrating compliance);
How long does a conditional caution stay on record?
A conditional caution will be recorded on a person’s criminal record but it will be regarded as ‘spent’ within three months after the date the conditional caution was issued (unless the conditional caution is revoked and the person is prosecuted for the original offence.)
Do I need to disclose a conditional caution?
Conditional cautions now fall under the protection of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act so you don’t have to disclose unless it is for an occupation which is an exception to the Act, like working with children.
Is a conditional caution Bad?
A conditional caution is often considered more appropriate than a simple caution where the victim has suffered financial loss or damage to property, or where rehabilitation would be useful. The offender must admit guilt and agree to the conditional caution.
How long does a conditional caution stay on your DBS?
A conviction is described as ‘unspent’ if the rehabilitation period associated with it has not yet lapsed. Simple cautions become spent immediately at the moment they are issued, while conditional cautions become spent after three months.
Is a conditional caution an out of court disposal?
Types of out of court disposals When a Conditional Caution is complied with, the case will not continue at court. A Youth Caution or Youth Conditional Caution are formal disposals which can be used as an alternative to going to court for offenders aged 10 to 17.
What’s the difference between a caution and a conditional caution?
Conditional cautions can be given to anyone over 10 years of age, for minor crimes. To receive a caution, there must be sufficient evidence to prosecute and the offender must admit guilt and agree to be being cautioned.
How do you know if you have received a police caution?
If you have been cautioned for a recordable offence then it will be recorded on the Police National Computer and will form part of your criminal record. You can find out what’s been recorded about you on the PNC by applying for a copy of your police records. This process is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR).
How long do I have to accept a police caution?
Standard and enhanced DBS checks If your caution is eligible for filtering then after the relevant period (6 years if you were over 18 when you received it and 2 years if under 18) it will be filtered from the standard/enhanced certificate and will no longer be disclosed.