Hi Folks thanks for all your input, but on reflection without all the facts maybe this is not the place discuss this issue. cheers Geoff
I've known and worked with guys that have done time in their younger days, do we give up on all just because they transgressed in their younger days. I'm not exactly one of your soft sloppy pinko types myself in fact I am often described as a bit of a Alf Garnett type but I believe everyone deserves at least a second chance and fortunately so does the legal system in this country and that is why we have an appeal system for such cases.
Saying that I also believe that in some cases some offenders and some people who have never been actually convicted who should never have the opportunity to gain access to even a pea shooter but let's not judge everyone exactly the same. Let the guy make his case to the crown court if he is serious.
I read this thread the other night and frankly some of the comments by people whose views I previously respected are quite shameful to be honest.Some of the comments on here
Most of us have picked up on the fact that this is a public forum in the public domain.I'm not one to judge another and I'm not sure this thread is designed for us to cast our uninformed opinion on someone else's past. I would expect any application to be difficult. Is it a three or five years prison conviction that completely rules you out. Or am I making it up
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