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Pardons (Record Suspensions)

Exploring the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Record Suspensions: Sealing Your Criminal Record in Canada

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Pardons (Record Suspensions) - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Record suspension

A record suspension removes a person's criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre database. This helps them access employment and educational opportunities and to reintegrate into society.

Summary offence

Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly

Pardons (Record Suspensions) - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Schedule 1 , s.4 (2) , s.752