Effects of Criminal Charges and Criminal Record

>>Effects of Criminal Charges and Criminal Record

Can I travel to the US if I get a criminal record?

Criminal convictions for certain offences will affect your ability to travel to the US. The offences which will result in your exclusion from the US are commonly known as crimes of moral turpitude, and include murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, theft, bribery, forgery, aggravated assault, prostitution and fraud. An allegation of, or conviction for, possession [...]

Can I travel to the US if I get a criminal record? 2017-11-20T11:35:22+00:00

Can I plead guilty and not get a criminal record?

As a general rule, if you plead guilty to an offence under the Criminal Code, you will receive a criminal record. The exception to the rule is if you are granted a “discharge” at sentencing. These are granted where it can be demonstrated that it is not contrary to the public interest for you to [...]

Can I plead guilty and not get a criminal record? 2017-11-14T11:11:13+00:00

Can I get rid of my fingerprints and police photo?

Yes, it is possible to have your fingerprints and police photo removed from the police central database. This does not mean that all record of you having been charged is destroyed. Rather, only the actual photograph and fingerprints are destroyed. The reason this is important is that it eliminates false positive matches. That is, police will [...]

Can I get rid of my fingerprints and police photo? 2017-11-14T11:11:16+00:00

Can I get rid of a criminal record?

You cannot get rid of a criminal record, but you can apply to have your criminal record set aside through a record suspension. You are eligible to apply for a record suspension after a waiting period of 5 years following a summary offence, or 10 years following an indictable offence. You cannot apply for a [...]

Can I get rid of a criminal record? 2017-11-14T11:11:21+00:00

Can I become a Canadian citizen if I have criminal charges or get a criminal record?

Criminal charges, or a criminal record, may impact your ability to become a Canadian citizen. You will not be eligible for Canadian citizenship if you have been convicted of a “serious crime,” meaning an offence where the maximum sentence is 10 years or more in prison, or if the actual sentence received is greater than [...]

Can I become a Canadian citizen if I have criminal charges or get a criminal record? 2018-04-13T14:49:55+00:00

Can I be deported if I have criminal charges or get a criminal record?

If you are a Canadian citizen you cannot be deported if you have criminal charges or get a criminal record. If you are a foreign national or a permanent resident, criminal charges or a criminal record may result in your deportation. If you are a foreign national or permanent resident and are charged with an [...]

Can I be deported if I have criminal charges or get a criminal record? 2017-11-14T11:12:09+00:00

Can I travel to the US while I have criminal charges?

If you have outstanding criminal charges your ability to travel to the US may be affected. Having pending criminal charges for which you have not been convicted does not automatically prevent your entry into the US. Admission to the US is discretionary, which means that the immigration official with whom you interact when attempting to [...]

Can I travel to the US while I have criminal charges? 2017-11-14T11:12:12+00:00

How will a criminal record affect me?

A criminal record will affect your life in numerous ways. Certain employment and volunteering opportunities are not available to people who have a criminal record. This is particularly true of any jobs working in a position of trust, in healthcare, or with vulnerable individuals or children. A criminal record may also impede your ability to [...]

How will a criminal record affect me? 2017-11-14T11:12:20+00:00

Will I get a criminal record for my charges? How do I resolve my case with no criminal record?

If you have been charged with a criminal offence (typically a Criminal Code or Controlled Drugs and Substances offence) you will get a criminal record if you are convicted, either after trial or pleading guilty. Of course, if you win the case at trial you will not have a criminal record.  But you don’t always [...]

Will I get a criminal record for my charges? How do I resolve my case with no criminal record? 2017-11-14T11:12:24+00:00