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SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
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Expungement of Criminal Record


Expunging a criminal record in South Africa means legally clearing it so that it doesn’t show up in background checks, allowing individuals to move forward without the burden of a past conviction. Here's a simple guide on how it works:

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  1. Eligibility: Not all criminal records can be expunged. Generally, you can apply if:
    o You were convicted of a minor offense.
    o It has been 10 years since your conviction and you haven’t committed any other crimes.
    o You received a sentence that didn’t involve prison time or you were fined.
    o Your conviction was for a crime that could be expunged under South African law.
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  3. Waiting Period: You must wait 10 years from the date of your conviction before applying for expungement. During this time, you should have stayed clear of any further convictions.
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  5. Application Process:
    o Get Your Records: Obtain your police clearance certificate, which shows your criminal record. You can get this from the South African Police Service (SAPS).
    o Forms: Complete the necessary forms. The main form is the Application for Expungement of a Criminal Record (Form J744), available from the Department of Justice or online.
    o Supporting Documents: Gather any other required documents, like your identity document and the police clearance certificate.
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  7. Submission: Submit your completed application and documents to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. This can be done via mail or in person.
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  9. Review Process: The Department of Justice will review your application. They will check if you meet all the criteria and if your documents are in order.
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  11. Outcome: If approved, the Department will inform you, and your criminal record will be expunged. This means it will be removed from the national criminal register.
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  13. Confirmation: Once your record is expunged, you will receive a certificate confirming the expungement. Your criminal record will no longer appear in background checks, helping you to secure jobs, travel, and pursue other opportunities without the stigma of a past conviction.

In summary, expungement of a criminal record in South Africa involves meeting eligibility criteria, waiting for a specific period, and going through a formal application process to clear your record, giving you a fresh start.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Expungement of Criminal Record