Is it worth applying to have my court order varied or discharged?

Having a court order can have a devastating impact on your life, not just because of the prohibitions that they impose but because as long as they are in force, your conviction cannot be spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

We’ve produced some new information which sets out the impact of having a court order and how you can apply to have it varied or discharged.

If you believe that the conditions on your order are too restrictive, or your order has no end date, then it’s certainly worth considering applying to the court to have it varied or discharged completely.

Many people who have gone through the process have found that a successful outcome has made a significant difference to their quality of life and their ability to secure employment or college/university courses.

For more information

  1. For practical information – More information can be found on our section on applying to a court to end a court order, sexual offences and our page on long list of sentences/disposals and how long it takes for them to become spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  2. Questions – If you have any questions about this you can contact our helpline.
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Debbie Sadler