MIE offers assistance to candidates for the expungement of criminal records for minor crimes.
What is expungement? Expungement is the removal of a person's criminal record who has previously been convicted of an offence. Criminal records which are considered for expungement include:
* Those which have been in existence for a minimum of 10 years with no subsequent convictions, followed by the option of paying a fine of less than R20,000;
* Offences considered to be of a trivial nature and crimes for which the punishment is no longer constitutional; and
* When an individual was told that paying a fine would not result in a criminal record and have since discovered the existence of such a record.
The effect of the expungement of a criminal record is that the conviction falls away and is deemed to have never occurred.
Contact MIE for more information regarding this new service offering.
Date effective: 15 August 2015