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What are the benefits of a Purge?

Region: Ontario Answer # 2169

As with destructions, there are many benefits of having a criminal discharge record purged. Being able to provide a clear police records report often affects the most important aspects of a person’s life. With a purge:

  • an RCMP records check will no longer show the information,
  • 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 purge.

If the discharge is also destroyed (or sealed) at the local police service, some further benefits are:

To erase your criminal record, call toll-free 1-888-808-3628 or learn more at Pardon Partners. It’s easier than you think.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, refer to our criminal law section.


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