Many people believe that if their criminal charge was withdrawn or dismissed in court then it will simply disappear. That is not true as you can see in the RCMP report below.
In this case it was a DUI, or Impaired Driving charge that was dismissed, yet the RCMP report still shows that fingerprints were taken and that the offence happened despite it being withdrawn from court.
If you are doing a criminal background check for work purposes or when you are traveling, it can still be seen by the public and can get in the way of work and traveling. In this case, it was not even a conviction for a DUI, it was withdrawn in court yet it is still showing up.
A file destruction is required to remove the prints from the RCMP database and police database so that no one in the future will see it.
A pardon or record suspension is not required because there is no full conviction so we do not have to get final approval from the parole board. However we still need to make an application to the RCMP and police to remove all record of offences.