An AccessNI check usually reveals data about your criminal record history to your boss. Some things that will appear are; cautions, fines, offenses and convictions. However, some frauds stay unspent and will always appear on your record. There are three levels of the check, and they are;
- A basic review encompasses pieces of all confidences deemed unspent.
- A definitive review encompasses all spent and unspent on convictions, educated threats, warnings and pursuits.
- An enhanced assessment contains the same data as a standard check and police record.
To locate someone who has a conviction and currently an inmate in a federal prison, visit lookupinmate.org. You can search inmate in two ways:
- First and last name (required) and middle name, age, race, and sex (optional)
- Inmate number
Categories of criminal record information
- Informed threat
When you admit that you have committed an offense, the police will issue you with an informed warning without going to court. You should know that a warning is not necessarily a convict, and it can stay on your unlawful books for up to 12 months, and this does not favour anyone; whether you are under 18 or not, the warning will stay in your records.
If you admit to an offence, the police officers will issue you with caution, and caution is also not a conviction. Regarding caution, it stays in your records for six years if you are an adult, and when you are under 18, it stays in your records for two years.
- Diversionary youth conference
As an offender who is under 18 years and admitted to a crime, they are issued with a diversionary youth conference, and they or their parents need to attend various meetings that might change the youths behaviors. For the diversionary conference, it stays on your records for two years after the date endorsed.
If you are prosecuted for an offense in court and found guilty, you will have a conviction for that particular offense. You might get;
- A discharge.
- A fine.
- A prison sentence.
- Community service or another penalty.
- Spent and unspent convictions
As a convict who is still under rehabilitation, your conviction is unspent. Any custodial sentence over two and a half years stay unspent. If you were guilty of a criminal offence in court, your conviction would be considered ‘spent’. The specified time is the rehabilitation period.
- Pertinent police information
An enhanced assessment can reveal non-conviction data or ‘soft intelligence’ if the police believe it’s pertinent to the role you are about and that it should be revealed. This could involve ;
- An occurrence that didn’t go to court.
- Data about the ongoing police investigation.
The moment the police reveal data on your certificate but think it is trivial or shouldn’t be revealed, you could raise a conflict with Access NI.
- Barred list check
People on barred lists are barred from regulatory activities with children and vulnerable adults. It is an offence for someone who is on this list to work or apply for work in regulatory activities.
Always make sure you have a clean record so that it can be easier for you to get employment.