Good afternoon, been a while since I was on here last but I wonder if someone could answer a question for me please?
In 2007 I was charged with 5 counts of rape, 2 counts of breaching the data protection act and 1 count of Harassment (putting person in fear of violence) It was an awful time in my life involving an ex partner, anyway, I was remanded in custody and on the day of the first court appearance the CPS barrister, in talks with my barrister, said he was amazed the case had got thus far and offered me a deal, accept the 2 counts of breaching the data protection act and a lesser Harassment charge and there would be no trial, to be honest I wanted the trial but my barrister went ape**** and so I pleaded as guided. I got a suspended sentence and as I had spent 3 months on remand went home. However, in the excitement I had not realised the Judge had ordered that the rape charges remain on file! Under the recent ROA changes my convictions are now spent but my question is: how long do the rape charges remain on file?
Any information greatly received thank you.
Post Edited (AB) : 07/02/2016 17:57:01 (GMT+1)