Have you ever wondered what a criminal record is or how it affects a person's life even after they've served their punishment for a crime?
Criminal records are an important piece of documentation, and they can have significant impacts on your future if you end up with one.
What Is A Criminal Record?
A criminal record documents a person's criminal history.
All information relating to a person's criminal involvement, charged or not charged, appears on a criminal record in Canada.
Criminal records contain information about a person's identity, charges, convictions, fingerprints, DNA, and more.
If you're suspect in a criminal investigation, or you were fingerprinted in relation to a criminal offense, this information, along with your name and date of birth, will be kept on file.
How Does A Criminal Record Affect Your Life?
Border officials can question you about your criminal record and they can deny you access into their country.
Many employers require a criminal record check and will not hire someone with a criminal record.
Any person applying for citizenship in Canada will be denied citizenship if they have a criminal record.
👨👩👧👦 Child custody
Parents can lose custody or visitation rights if a judge believes a criminal record will affect their ability to care for children.
How many years do you think a criminal record will impact a person's life in Canada?