What is a Section 10? (Part 4)
Now let me go on to the last topic and that is perhaps for most people a very important topic and that is how Section 10s work together with criminal records.
Most people have this impression that if you walk out of a court with a Section 10 that gives you a guarantee that that offence will never appear on your criminal record and so you can freely apply for employment, you can apply for travel overseas, without worrying about having your criminal record.
Now, that’s true to an extent but there are some important exceptions that you need to know about. It’s important to know this because sometimes you will have a particular need to be able to show a clean criminal record within the next 6 to 12 months or the duration of the bond.
For instance you might be in the process for applying for a new job or you might have some plans to travel overseas in the next little while, etc. If that’s the case, it’s important that you let the court know about that and it’s important that you explain to the court or that your lawyer explains to the court that there is this problem in the law that even though the Section 10 is a non-conviction, it will appear on your criminal record for the duration of the bond and ask for if the court can possibly give it to you, this straight out Section 10 without a bond so that there will be no criminal record recorded against you at all and you can go on and apply for whatever employment and travel and so on that you need to and demonstrate a clean criminal record straight away.
That is all that I have time to go through with about Section 10s in this video. So thank you for watching and if you have any other questions, you are more than welcome to give either myself or one of our other lawyers here at Conditsis a call and we’re more than happy to talk to you about your case.
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