We have recieved numerous calls from people who were in shock that a Peace Bond was showing up in a criminal check conducted by an employer or US Customs officer.
If you have been fingerprinted for an assault or uttering threats charge, and the charges were later stayed, dismissed, withdrawn, peace bond, absolute or conditionally discharged, it WILL still show up on a criminal check in the future.
Once this shows up, you will be forced to explain yourself and it is often an embarassing situation. It is possible you can lose an employment opportunity or be seriously questioned at the US border as a result of having this on your criminal record.
In order to be completely safe, it is possible to remove your prints, photos, court and police records so that they will no longer show up on a criminal background check. This is called a File Destruction and works similar to a Pardon but is different in that it does not require final approval from the Federal Government.
If you are in this situation, it is imperative that you make sure you get a file destruction of Canada Pardon so you will be safe for work and travel. We have been helping Canadians obtain Canada Pardons and file destructions for the past twenty years.
You may also view our video on Youtube to see exactly what a withdrawn charge looks like on a criminal reocrd check at minute 1.07 in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTGz2eWhTpY
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011.