Pardon Services Canada advises clients on how to have a criminal record removed from the CPIC database.

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There are two different ways of having a criminal record removed according to the experts at Pardon Services Canada. Depending on an individual’s history of police contact, either a Record Suspension or Police File Destruction is required.

...individuals may not even be aware that they have a criminal record.

The Canadian Police Information Centre database, also known as CPIC, allows police forces and law enforcement partners to view all the information in that database. Parker Schmidt from Pardon Services Canada says, “The process of removing a criminal record from CPIC can be accomplished through a Record Suspension or Police File Destruction, depending on the individual’s circumstances.” He goes on to explain that, “For those with a past criminal record, a Record Suspension will remove their criminal record from the CPIC database.”

Mr. Schmidt also cautions that some individuals may not even be aware that they have a criminal record. He explains that since almost all police involvement is documented in the CPIC database, if an individual is charged with a criminal offence and the charge is subsequently dismissed, withdrawn, or stayed, that individual will still have a criminal record. Mr. Schmidt says, “A record of the fact that the person was charged is kept, as well as their finger prints and photographs. In that situation, Police File Destruction is required to have the information removed from the CPIC database.”

Client Advisors at Pardon Services Canada work on behalf of clients in petitioning to have fingerprints and photographs destroyed and to have the record of any charge(s) removed from the local and national CPIC databases. With 25 years of experience and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating, they are experts in this field.

About Pardon Services Canada

An industry leader in helping Canadians overcome the obstacles of a criminal record. Since 1989, Pardon Services Canada has successfully assisted over 100,000 Canadians exercise their lawful rights under the Criminal Records Act of Canada, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of the United States. Services include US Entry Waivers, Record Suspensions (formerly called pardons), and fingerprinting. Offices are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa and Montreal. Call toll free 1-866-972-7366 or visit the website Pardon Services Canada

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