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Can I Get My Details Removed from PNC Record?




Can I Get My Details Removed from PNC Record?


  • Have you been falsely arrested for a crime you did not commit?
  • Have you been arrested but then released without charge?
  • Have you ever been questioned as part of an ongoing investigation and later cleared of any wrong doing?
  • Have you ever been arrested for an offence but let off with just a caution?
  • Did you have fingerprints or a DNA sample taken?

If any of the above apply to you then you may be entitled to request that your record, along with the biometic data held on your file (fingerprints and DNA) be destroyed. At Forrest Williams we don’t only help those charged with offences, we can, and do, support defendants before this, both in interview and after by ensuring that our clients’ personal data is not kept on file when it is no longer needed.  We can help you get your details removed from PNC record.


Unfortunately, as with many situations within the law, there is no “1 size fits all” answer to this but it maybe that you could be eligible to make the application. This involves a process of setting out your case and appealing to the Chief Officer of Police.  Forrest Williams can help you with this.


We know that it can be rough being arrested for an offence you did not commit, we understand that gossip can follow and that there are those who will whisper that there is no smoke without fire, however we can help you try to move past this unpleasant experience by ensuring that your details are wiped from the police database.


Similarly if you were convicted of an offence we can look into this for you, to advise you when it will be spent and when you will no longer have to declare it (this varies according to offence and penalty imposed).


If you have a legal matter and need any help or advice then please give the Forrest Williams Team a call on 01623 397200 and we will do our best to assist you.



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