Expungement of Criminal Record
The Criminal Procedure Act No 51 of 1977 makes provision for the expungement of a criminal record should certain requirements be met. In terms of Section 271(1)B , the requirements are as follows:
- a. The conviction must be older than 10 years.
- b. The conviction must have been for a minor offence.
- c. The sentence must have been for a fine less than R20 000.00.
- d. The sentence must have not led to any prison time being served.