Spent conviction order applications

Spent conviction order applications

If you have been charged with an offence and intend to plead guilty (or have already pleaded guilty but are yet to be sentenced) and want to apply for a ‘spent conviction order’ then Austral Legal may be able to help.

Obtaining a ‘spent conviction order’ at the time of sentencing means that you do not subsequently have to disclose the conviction and it will not appear on Police Clearance certificates which you may be required to supply in the course of your employment or for other activities and applications. There are several key considerations when determining whether you ought to make a spent conviction order application and if you are to make an application, there are further considerations about the manner in which the application should be framed.

These considerations and your circumstances can be discussed in detail in our initial SmartMove 30-minute discounted consultation. Any work required beyond that point on our part can generally be done on a fixed fee basis through our CourtAssist services. That way you know what your legal fees will be up-front with no hidden surprises down the track.