how long do you have to declare a drug driving conviction

Convicted Driver Insurance

mattyb39

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So I know it's 5 years for insurance purposes but does that 5 years start from the date of your conviction or the date you get your license back after your ban?
 

BigTom

Well-known member
So I know it's 5 years for insurance purposes but does that 5 years start from the date of your conviction or the date you get your license back after your ban?
Not just for insurance either. Any job application, any financial product application and any legal documentation that requests info on criminal records have to be declared for 5 years after conviction. The rehabilitation of offenders act (ROA) states after this, you are not required to declare.

The only real anomalies to this are if a job requires an enhanced DBS check, or if you are applying for a travel visa when you are required to confirm criminal records, even those that are spent under the ROA. Some job applications ask if you have ever had received a criminal record, generally though they are not supposed to ask this and any spent convictions can be ignored despite their asking.
 
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