Pardons Canada – A Withdrawn Charge Can Still Show Up on CPIC or an RCMP File

pardons.org The following email we received from a person who was fingerprinted by the police but the charges were later withdrawn.  Even though the charges are withdrawn, the fingerprints can still show up on a criminal background check, which can haunt you for the rest of your life until you apply for a file destruction…

Pardons Canada – Step 1 In Removing a Criminal Record

www.pardons.org If you have been fingerprinted by the police then you will need to get the fingerprints removed so that you are safe for employment and travel. If the charges were withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, diversion, peace bond or absolute or conditional discharge then this is considered a non-conviction.  However, even if this is a non-conviction,…

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Pardons Canada Review – Remove Fingerprints to be safe for Employment

www.pardons.org Nowadays, most employers are doing criminal background checks for all potential employment. Even if you have been fingerprinted by the police and the charges were later dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, peace bond, diversion or absolute or conditional discharge, your prints can still show up on a criminal check.  This can be embarassing to explain to…

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Pardons Canada Review – How to Remove a Conditional Discharge

www.pardons.org Often times when there is a criminal charge whether it is for assault, theft, harrasment, or fraud, if it was a first offence, then the judge can rule a discharge.  It can be a conditional or absolute discharge whereby the charges are essentially dismissed once the conditions are met by the offender. You may…

Pardons Canada Review – How it feels to remove an assault conviction

www.pardons.org Assault is the most common criminal offence in Canada.  An assault conviction can come in many different forms including domestic assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm.  Many assault charges are settled prior to a conviction being handed down in the form of a peace bond, stay of proceedings (stayed), withdrawn, dismissed,…

Pardons Canada Review – How to Remove an Assault Conviction

www.pardons.org Most assaults happen in an instant during a fit of anger at a very specific moment of time.  Next thing you know, the police are being called and arresting those involved in the fight. In many cases, the intention of the person calling the police is not to have them get arrested, but inevitably…