Practical information & advice
Here you’ll find links to various parts of this site where we have information and useful resources relating to specific types of offences.
It’s important to know that motoring convictions often result in an endorsement on your licence. The changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act in 2014 did not affect motoring endorsements which still have a rehabilitation period of five years. A useful link is:
You’ll need to be aware of the impact of the Sex Offenders Register and any other ancillary orders that you may have been given. Useful links include:
- Convictions for sexual offences [Web page]
- Removing historical convictions and cautions for consensual gay sex from criminal records [Web page]
- MAPPA [Web page]
- Barring [Web page]
Here you’ll find some of the common advice we give on specific types of offences. This is based on what we’ve learnt as a charity, as well as the real-life experiences of people with convictions.
- There are different things to consider, depending on the type of offence you have committed. For some specific offences, there are additional systems and processes in place, which is what this section tries to guide you through.
Frequently asked questions
Here you’ll find some specific questions that we regularly get about specific types of offences and the answers we generally provide. More detailed FAQ’s may be included in the information pages above.
The notification requirements apply to a qualifying offender convicted or cautioned from 1997 onwards for a Schedule 3 offence, including offences committed before that date.
Here you’ll find links to useful organisations and websites related to specific types of offences that we refer to in our information and advice. Contact details for the organisations listed below can be found here.
Read personal stories
The personal story below has been posted on theRecord, our online magazine.