Domestic assault charges are serious criminal offenses in Ontario that can carry a criminal record and the possibility of a jail sentence. The length of time that domestic assault charges stay on your record in Ontario can vary depending on the severity of the offense, the outcome of the court proceedings, and the type of criminal record check requested.
In Ontario, domestic assault is a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of Canada. Domestic assault is defined as any intentional physical or mental injury or threat of harm to a family member. This includes physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. The severity of the offense is determined by the degree of harm inflicted, the number of victims, and the presence of any weapons.
If the domestic assault charge results in a conviction, the charge will remain on your criminal record for life. In some cases, if you have been found guilty of a domestic assault charge, you may be eligible to apply for a pardon. A pardon is a legal document that will allow you to be removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database and will prevent the charge from appearing on a criminal background check.
In Ontario, domestic assault is a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of Canada. Domestic assault is defined as any intentional physical or mental injury or threat of harm to a family member.
If the domestic assault charge does not result in a conviction, the charge may still appear on your record for up to three years. This is known as a “non-conviction record.” Non-conviction records can still be seen on a criminal background check and are typically only available to police, employers, and government agencies.
It is important to note that the length of time that a domestic assault charge stays on your record in Ontario can vary depending on the type of criminal record check requested. For instance, a standard criminal record check will typically only show convictions, while a vulnerable sector check will show both convictions and non-convictions.
The length of time that domestic assault charges stay on your record in Ontario can be a significant concern. If you have been charged with a domestic assault offense, it is important to seek legal advice so that you can understand the full consequences of the charge and take steps to protect your rights.
If you or someone you know has been charged with Assault, contact De Boyrie Law today for a free consultation at this link. If your matter is immediate please contact us at (416) 727-1389. De Boyrie Law serves Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.
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