Area of Law: Criminal Records
Answer # 2164
What are the benefits of a Destruction?Region: Ontario Answer # 2164
Technology makes a criminal record far more likely to be discovered than ever before. Being able to produce a clear police report is essential to many important aspects of a person’s life, such as securing an apartment, a job, or a volunteer position, being bonded, career licensing, educational opportunities and travelling to the U.S.A.
The benefits of having a not-guilty file destroyed include:
- a local police records check will no longer show the charge.
- police information that is destroyed can never resurface.
- the American officials will not be able to access the information from the RCMP, providing that the U.S.A. did not have a copy of this information prior to the destruction, and provided that the charging police requested and destroyed the RCMP file as well as their own.
Of course, one of the most important reasons for removing a criminal record is to attain a sense of freedom and peace of mind. The person can make a fresh start and once again feel like an equal member of society. This makes for a better citizen, parent, and community member.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, refer to our criminal law section.
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