Spent conviction in Germany

Spent conviction in Germany

Spent conviction in Germany

When do you have to disclose a former conviction in Germany, e.g. to an employer if s/he asks you in an interview, whether you have a former conviction?

The German BZRG (Federal Law on Registry of Convictions) says that an ordinary „criminal record disclosure“ („Führungszeugnis“) will not reveal a former conviction, if the fine imposed did not consist in more than 90 daily units and there is no other punishment registered.

If justified because of the kind of employment, the employer may ask for more detailed information, but that depends on the individual case. 

If you have any issue with German Criminal Law, do not hesitate to contact us here. We are happy to assist you in English.

Dr. Donat Ebert

Ügyvéd - Rechtsanwalt (HU, D)

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