The Clean Slate scheme allows an eligible individual the right, in some circumstances, to withhold information about their criminal convictions. When you apply for your criminal record, your convictions are automatically concealed under the Clean Slate scheme if you are eligible.
If all of the following are true, you are said to have no criminal record. If you have:
- had no convictions within the last 7 years
- never been sentenced to a custodial sentence (such as prison, corrective training or borstal)
- never been convicted of a sexual offence (‘specified offence’)
- fully paid any fine, compensation, reparation or costs ordered by the court in a criminal case
- never been banned from driving until further notice (indefinite disqualification)
- never been held in hospital by the court in a criminal case instead of being sentenced, due to your mental condition.