Beware Your Criminal "Record" - Even Without a Conviction

Over the last few months I have read two separate Toronto Star articles about Canadians who have never been convicted of a crime but have nonetheless been denied jobs or other opportunities based on information stored in police databases.

The two articles are attached by hyperlink below:

Many people think that having a charge thrown out by a judge or obtaining a diversion should be enough to ensure that they have a spotless record when submitting to an employer’s request for a police background check. As you can see, that may not always be the case.

If you have ever been charged with a criminal offence and not convicted, you might consider contacting a lawyer to take steps on your behalf to attempt to ensure that all records of the charges are removed from the police database.