If you are convicted for an offence in Canada, it is likely that you may have a criminal record. Criminal Record may restrict your ability to get a job, a citizenship, a visa, an insurance policy or a professional licence. If you meet the requirements of the Criminal Records Act, you can apply for suspension of your criminal record. All applications are made to the Parole Board of Canada. Generally, an application for record suspension can be made:
- after 5 years of completion of your sentence in case of summary offences, and
- after 10 years of completion of your sentence in case of an indictable offence
However, there are certain convictions which do not qualify for record suspension. There are several steps involved in the process of Record Suspension. It is a lengthy process, and it is extremely crucial that your application must be prepared correctly. If you have a criminal record and you want to apply for a Record Suspension, we can help you through all the steps you need to take.