Hello. I have a question I hope someone might be able to help me with. If someone was convicted of a minor offence (as defined under the Annulled Convictions Act 2003) and then the act that the offence related to is repealed; does the conviction become annulled? Or are there grounds for an application for annulment even if the general criteria of spent convictions does not apply (for example, conviction is less than 10 years old).
I hope that makes sense.
Can someone make sense of this section of the Annulled Convictions Act 2003:
8. Annulment of convictions for spent offences
A person's minor conviction for an offence is annulled if â€“
(a) the offence has ceased by the operation of any law to be an offence;