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Good Repute Regained after Serving 5 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs

This applicant, represented at Public Inquiry by barrister Harry Bowyer, was convicted in 2015, after a guilty plea on two counts of Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs (Cocaine and Heroin). The sentence expired in 2019 as the had spent some time on remand. The two offences both counted as “serious” offences which meant that a Traffic Commissioner must find that a person not of good repute unless they find that sufficient time has passed to disregard the convictions.

In this case the Traffic Commissioner took account of the fact that the offending behaviour took place in 2013 and the applicant had not reoffended since then. He had also taken steps to rehabilitate himself including passing his Transport Manager CPC exams. He was able to produce glowing references from employers who had employed him knowing of his criminal past. The licence was granted as applied for.

Case Details

Case Name: Good Repute Regained after Serving 5 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs
Case Date: June 2022
Case Type (info): Public Inquiry

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