Youth records and crossing the border

Scenario:  Justin is 18 and a Canadian citizen.  Four years ago, he got into a fight at school and was charged with assault.  Justin pled guilty and was sentenced to a conditional discharge.  Justin completed all requirements of the sentence.  Since then, he has put the incident behind him, and hasn’t had any other charges…

More on Youth Records

Back in August, this blog had information on youth records: who can see your youth record and when are youth records destroyed? Today we bring you some more information about other issues a Youth Record may present. 1) A Youth Record may prevent you from being admitted into another country such as crossing the US-Canada…

WHEN ARE YOUTH RECORDS DESTROYED?

A youth record does not automatically disappear when you turn 18; It depends on the type of offence and the sentence. Absolute Discharge: 1 yr after being found guiltyConditional Discharge: 3 yrs after being found guiltySummary Offences: 3 yrs after finishing sentenceIndictable Offences: 5 yrs after finishing sentenceMurder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Sexual Assault: Maybe Never…