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|01-15-2014 11:00 PM|
Thanks for all the info guys
Thanks for the links WuzzA21, i will check them out and see what i find
|01-15-2014 10:09 PM|
I quoted the fella below for a reason.
I have had 4 drug charges, no conviction as been recorded. How do i know? A police report has said so. Total fines $1700aud.
I have also 2 court related traffic offences, totaling $1200aud. Still no criminal conviction.
Criminal Records Section - NSW Police Online
How do I obtain a police (criminal history) records check? | australia.gov.au
Look around online, but im pretty sure thess are the sites for you.
Originally Posted by Kenai View Post
|01-15-2014 08:12 PM|
First, you need to find out the status and level of your conviction in Australia. If you paid a fine, you were convicted of something. In the U.S. you could be convicted and pay for a violation, a misdemeanor, or a felony. The mere fact that you did not have a jail sentence does not necessarily determine the level of the offense.
Second, once you know and understand exactly what your offense was, be honest about it. Don't lie on an official document. I'm quite sure that is a felony level offense in any country. If it was not a crime (in the U.S. a violation is not a crime - think traffic ticket), then you don't say you were convicted of a crime. If it was a crime and you are asked about it, tell the truth. It is entirely possible that Australia has a level of offense and/or a type of resolution that didn't not result in an official lasting conviction. You have to figure that out in your legal system.
If telling the truth causes a problem with the visa then you need to see a lawyer in Australia and find out how to get the conviction annulled or expunged (assuming Australia has such a process).
Third, don't plead guilty to anything again unless you understand what you are doing and understand the consequences.
Or just lie about it and hope for the best.
|01-15-2014 07:05 PM|
Originally Posted by vknyvz View Post
The USA, for example, can and will deny entry for an arrest, let alone a charge or conviction
|01-15-2014 06:57 PM|
|Meercat||Ok thanks heaps|
|01-15-2014 06:38 PM|
If there is a million to 1 chance you get pulled up on it, say "as far as i knew i was charged and not convinced".
If you are still unsure, get onto nsw police checks. Pay $40 for a complete police check.
|01-15-2014 05:48 PM|
Ok thanks guys
I was pretty sure they said at court it was a prohibited weapons conviction.. but then again given it was so minor (both the offence and the fine)
Probably just a scare tactic..
When i go to Japan in a couple of weeks, and when i apply for my visa later in the year, should i just tick no when it ask about criminal record or tick yes and explain it?
|01-15-2014 04:22 PM|
charges vs convictions...
you're innocent until proven guilty and convicted of something, pretty much anybody can charge you with anything doesn't mean darn thing
|01-15-2014 03:46 PM|
Just get a letter from a PD department in a town/city you haven't been arrested in. As long as it's not hookedup o like a livescan or something that tracks your identiy you'll be fine.
So lets say you've been arrested but not charged in Irvine california, you can just goto Long beach california to get the letter made.
|01-15-2014 03:39 PM|
Did you get a criminal conviction? No?
Ill answer my question for you! No you don't have a conviction for a simple misdemeanor.
I have a few (4) drug charges to my name, but no criminal convictions. My next offence would have given me a conviction but.
Stupid Australian goverment scaring people into thinking these stupid things.
It has to be a serious offence to get a criminal conviction.
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