BT - I don't know about
dispositions like for harrassment/stalking, but I do know that with SOPOs and similar, they are only spent when the SOPO expires. But don't know if this means only the SOPO is unspent or the actual conviction is still unspent.
If you do a basic disclosure, would such a (spent) conviction still show or would only the SOPO show - anyone know this? For example, I got a 9-month sentence, which fits the "6-30 months = spent after 4 years" category and is now spent. But I also got a 10-year extra disposition, which is not finished yet.
Similar to BT's question - does this mean one's actual prison conviction is still unspent, or just the order? On a basic disclosure would it list a SOPO only, or the conviction as well (even if the latter is legally spent)?
This is important because some forms (insurance, political office, foreign countries' landing cards, etc.) only ask about
if you've been to prison - NOT about
any other things like orders or convictions which didn't result in a prison sentence. So it's important to know so that you can tell the truth. Legally my prison sentence is spent but I don't know if the order will make it unspent or if it's only the order itself which remains unspent.
It seems absolutely perverse and unjust that you can get a 30-month custodial sentence, with no other dispositions, and it will be spent in 4 years, no exceptions. Yet you can get a 3-month suspended sentence with a disposition and it might not be spent for 10 years.