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Criminal Records for DUI, refusal, and over 80 charges

If you’ve been convicted of drunk driving offense one of the first questions people ask is how long the conviction will stay on their record. The answer to the question is not overly simple. In terms of a criminal record, being convicted of a DUI will produce a conviction record that will be stored in both the national CPIC database and other local police databases. When you request a police background check for employment, school, or other purposes, it will show up.

The only way to stop a DUI conviction from appearing on a police criminal record check is to apply for and successfully receive a record suspension (pardon). It takes a minimum of five years to even apply to receive a record suspension. Unlike other offenses, an absolute or conditional discharge is not an option for DUI convictions. All DUI, over 80, and refusal convictions produce a criminal record.

Those who are not Canadian Citizens also face a loss of their immigration status and deportation from Canada because IRCC classifies all impaired driving offences as serious Criminal Code convictions. If deported, the immigrant would not be able to reenter Canada without receiving the above noted record suspension (pardon).

Even without a conviction or after receiving a pardon, the DUI charge can still harm you

Not all DUI charges result in convictions. Sometimes the Crown will agree to drop the charges and sometimes people go to trial and are acquitted. Those that are convicted can, years later, also be eventually pardoned. If you receive a pardon or your charge does not result in a conviction, the charge will not show on a standard police background check however this does not mean that you have a completely clear record.

A pardon or non conviction does not erase the record of you being charged with DUI. The police and Crown Attorneys will always have a record of your arrest and charging for DUI. Furthermore, they also have the right to share this information with other police and law enforcement agencies. Once you are first charged with a DUI, you will never have a completely clean police record again - even if you are acquitted or the charges are withdrawn or you are convicted and later pardoned.

Remember, the existence of being charged for DUI the first time can cause you problems with the police regardless of the disposition. If you are ever pulled over again the police will see your history of dui charges. They thus may be more apt to suspect you of criminality and subject you to a higher level or search or scrutiny than otherwise.

No matter where you get charged in Ontario, Canada give us a call and we will be able to help you avoid a criminal record.

Call us today.

You don't have to jeopardize your future or waste thousands of dollars on excessive legal fees. We provide effective and affordable lawyer representation for those charged with impaired driving offences throughout Ontario.

Have a skilled criminal lawyer who focuses on impaired driving related charges protect you and your future from the stigma and consequences of a criminal record.


    call us: 647-228-5969

    contact@duifix.ca


  call us: 647-228-5969

  contact@duifix.ca

Your case will be defended by a fully licensed Practicing Lawyer of the Law Society of Ontario. For more information about our lawyer, click here.

We provide our clients with:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • Clear goals of getting charges dropped and bail conditions varied without a trial
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Experienced, focused counsel


* Please note:

If you are not a paying client, we cannot answer questions and provide assistance with U.S. travel, immigration, employment background checks, and avoiding a criminal record. This includes those who have already retained other counsel and those whose cases have already been completed.

Are you a lawyer? If you are defending an impaired driving related case and are looking for expert advice regarding possible defences, case strategies, and information release management call us at: 647-228-5969.

Please note: We do not accept legal aid certificate cases. All clients are handled on a private retainer only.


 

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  We provide:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • A clear goal of getting the charges dropped without a trial
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Timely resolutions
  • Lawyer/client privilege
  • Experienced, focused counsel