Question of the Week


Where can I go to find out if I still have a criminal record? It was a minor offence that happened over 20 years ago. Aren't minor offences automatically deleted by the authorities after a certain number of years?


No. In Canada most criminal records are on file forever. Even after your death. That is, unless you obtain a pardon. The charges that get removed are conditional/absolute discharges and youth convictions. For more information look to our FAQ section on the website.

If you like, we provide a Canadian criminal record search function. We charge $150 for this, and it allows you to see what others see.

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