Criminal Record Suspension

Many individuals have made mistakes in their life, that have resulted in them receiving a registered criminal conviction against their name, and a criminal record. A criminal record can be damaging to a person and may have many negative effects on a person’s life. For example, obtaining employment, volunteering, acquiring housing, or securing custody or familial access.

A Record Suspension allows people with a criminal record to apply to have it set aside. [Record Suspensions were formerly known as Pardon.] When someone is granted a Record Suspension, their criminal record will be removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. Thereafter, searches of CPIC will no longer list a criminal record or that a Record Suspension was granted. Therefore, a search of a person’s criminal record will be clean.

Successful Record Suspension applications require several steps to be completed in sequence. OTS Services can assist with an individual’s Record Suspension Application from start to finish. We accurately draft all the required documentation and ensure they are submitted to the correct agency. We offer individualized, confidential appointments with the objective of helping you reach your goal.

By obtaining a Criminal Record Suspension, your prior criminal record can no longer affect your character, or future, and will give you peace of mind. A Criminal Record Suspension does not erase your criminal record – it seals it and sets it aside. A subsequent criminal record check will not disclose your prior convictions, nor the fact that a Criminal Record Suspension was granted.

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