File Destruction Services in Edmonton
Whether you live in Edmonton or any other city in Alberta, all of us, at one point or another, are going to make mistakes. Some of those errors may even run afoul of the law, such as a speeding or parking ticket, but others may be more serious and lead to a criminal arrest.
Even these types of mistakes, as serious as they are, may not lead to a criminal conviction. However, that doesn’t mean that if a background check is run on you at a later date, nothing will appear. Quite the opposite, in fact, unless you get what is called a file destruction.
It’s All On Record
The “permanent record” that so many of us hear about isn’t an urban legend. It exists, and any Canadian that is willing to pay the money can have yours checked, though all they are legally entitled to see is anything relating to a criminal conviction. Where most people make a common mistake is in assuming if you have no criminal conviction, you have nothing on your record. But if you were ever arrested, fingerprinted, and put on trial, information detailing this process exists.
It means that even if you got acquitted, or had your case withdrawn or dismissed, the evidence that your fingerprints are on record, that you were arrested and even the nature of the charges that you were accused of, may still be on file and legally viewable by others. This also applies to peace bond, stay of proceedings, and absolute and conditional discharges.