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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 141: Transitional and consequential provision

765.Section 141 contains the transitional and consequential provisions relating to these amendments. These apply the changes to the ROA retrospectively so that existing convictions will become spent according to the new rehabilitation periods. Anyone treated as rehabilitated for the purpose of the Act before commencement of these provisions will continue to be treated as such. However, the exemption for immigration and nationality decisions will not apply to any proceedings begun but not completed, or applications made but not finally determined, before the commencement of the provisions.

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