What is the Clean Slate Act NZ?

by Liam Dm|22 Apr 2021|Government|Legal Issues|28 views
Clean slate rules
The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 means that some people don't have to reveal their criminal record. You don't have to apply for this; it happens automatically if you, or an employer ask, for a copy of your criminal record history (from the Ministry of Justice or through Police vetting).

Consequently, how do you use clean slate NZ?

To qualify for the clean slate scheme, you must meet all of the following conditions. You must have: no convictions within the last seven years. never been sentenced to a custodial sentence (for example, imprisonment)

Additionally, how do I clear my criminal record NZ?

Your convictions are automatically concealed under the Clean Slate scheme if you are eligible.
  1. The best way to find out if you have a clean slate is to ask for a copy of your criminal record.
  2. Find out more in section 7 of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004.
  3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade website.

Is drink driving a criminal conviction in NZ?

It's an offence to drive, or try to drive, while you're under the influence of alcohol so that you can't properly control your vehicle. For a first or second conviction, you can be jailed up to three months or fined up to $4,500, and you'll be automatically disqualified for at least six months.

Can you be a lawyer with a criminal record NZ?

However, you should allow 4 months if you have a criminal conviction, have ever been adjudicated bankrupt, or if there is some other matter which might be relevant (such as having appeared before a disciplinary body of a university in New Zealand or overseas or having been convicted of an offence overseas).

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