Successful Case – Caution Removal

Saunders Law has successfully applied to have a caution removed.

Our client was issued a caution for unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, operation of computer contrary to Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

After nineteen years, our client instructed us to make an application to have the caution removed. After reviewing the documentation received from both the police and ACRO, Saunders Law made an application for record deletion under the ground that it was no longer in the public interest to retain the caution on his record.

Under the ground of public interest we made the following arguments:

  • Our client was remorseful during police interview,
  • The caution was causing difficulty with both his career and personal life,
  • The implications of a caution were never explained to him,
  • Our client was very emotional during his time at the police station and understood that his only option was to accept the caution,
  • Our client at the time of the incident had severe mental health issues and was undiagnosed with bipolar disorder which affected his decision-making,
  • The caution was preventing him from career progression,
  • Our client had already lived with the caution for over nineteen years.

Saunders Law made the application in September 2023 and received the successful outcome in December 2023.


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