Discharge without conviction
A discharge without conviction means the conviction is not entered on your record.
It is technically possible to receive a discharge without conviction on any charge, though the more serious the charge the harder it is.
The basic test is - do the direct and indirect consequences of the conviction outweigh the seriousness of the offence.
Evidence must be provided to give weight to any claims - e.g. simply stating it will affect work, travel, life etc.. is rarely sufficient and supporting documentation is required.
I have successfully represented clients on discharges without conviction on a range of cases including assault, drugs, drink driving and many other charges.
If you would like to discuss your case please contact me and have paperwork on hand if possible.