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Does your criminal record slate get wiped clean when you turn 18?

Say you have a minor criminal record from when you were 16, does it show up on your criminal record when you turn 18.
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I'd forget about applying to the RCMP or CSIS if I were you.
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It wont show up for Jobs etc but the government will ALWAYS have you on record. Applying for the police or anything like that may be tough but you never know.

RCMP will turn you down though. :razz:
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NeverEverTip wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 5:26 pm
Say you have a minor criminal record from when you were 16, does it show up on your criminal record when you turn 18.
My memory's a little fuzzy on this. Take this (as with everything you read on the internet) with a grain of salt.

For youth convictions, the conviction does not automatically disappear when you turn 18. What actually happens is that after you have completed your sentence (community service, jail, fine payment, etc), a certain period of time must pass before the conviction is then sealed. The more serious the offence, the longer it takes for it to be sealed. I can't remember the exact lengths of times right now, sorry.

That being said, as others have stated in this thread, just because your youth record is sealed does not mean that no one can access it. RCMP, CSIS, the police, etc, will all have at least some access to your youth record.

Hope that clears things up a bit.
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It doesn't dissapear.

It can be closed/sealed or possibly left open.

If you have one minor youth conviction, you will need to disclose it if you apply to a police service. Generally it won't be a problem if you have changed your life, and are upfront about it.
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so let me get this straight
if you did the crime, you should do the time?
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Mattones wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 5:46 pm
It wont show up for Jobs etc but the government will ALWAYS have you on record. Applying for the police or anything like that may be tough but you never know.

RCMP will turn you down though. :razz:
Ebola wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 6:22 pm
It doesn't dissapear.

It can be closed/sealed or possibly left open.

If you have one minor youth conviction, you will need to disclose it if you apply to a police service. Generally it won't be a problem if you have changed your life, and are upfront about it.

Nope, they physically destroy youth records once they reach non-disclosure. The only exceptions are serious, violent offences (murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, etc.).
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It depends on what type of criminal record check you are required to get. If it's just a regular one and you have been pardoned for your criminal offense it won't show up I believe. If they ask for a vulnerable sector background check then it will show up as that shows everything.
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NeverEverTip wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 5:26 pm
Say you have a minor criminal record from when you were 16, does it show up on your criminal record when you turn 18.
There's at least a 50% chance this account is a banned troll who as re-registered under a new account.

I am surprised that someone would go so far as to use the troll topic of not tipping as a forum screen name.
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I had some run ins with the law when I was younger, I remember being afraid of the same thing so I did my research.

An important thing to distinguish between is a criminal record, which occurs when you commit a crime after 18, and a youth criminal justice record, which is for crimes commited before 18.

Your youth record is completely invisible to everyone except police. If a job required a police check, you will show up fine, no one sees the youth record but law enforcement.

For summary conviction offences, it takes 3 years after completetion of any punishment set forth by the courts for your youth record to be sealed. For indictable offences it is 5 years.

Now a reminder, if you commit a crime after the age of 18, your youth record becomes open again, and remains open forever after the fact.

PS. I don't believe you need a pardon for youth offences if your record is sealed, because at that point I am fairly certain the police cant see it
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 6:31 pm
There's at least a 50% chance this account is a banned troll who as re-registered under a new account.

I am surprised that someone would go so far as to use the troll topic of not tipping as a forum screen name.
Calm down. Is using a funny username prohibited?
Stoe99 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 6:35 pm
I had some run ins with the law when I was younger, I remember being afraid of the same thing so I did my research.

An important thing to distinguish between is a criminal record, which occurs when you commit a crime after 18, and a youth criminal justice record, which is for crimes commited before 18.

Your youth record is completely invisible to everyone except police. If a job required a police check, you will show up fine, no one sees the youth record but law enforcement.

For summary conviction offences, it takes 3 years after completetion of any punishment set forth by the courts for your youth record to be sealed. For indictable offences it is 5 years.

Now a reminder, if you commit a crime after the age of 18, your youth record becomes open again, and remains open forever after the fact.

PS. I don't believe you need a pardon for youth offences if your record is sealed, because at that point I am fairly certain the police cant see it
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Why don't you directly go ask RCMP? They will know for sure what is what.
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No, all the crimes I committed before I turned 18 still show up. Even the time I stole a $20 off $150 Stooples coupon from an old lady is still there.
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DearSummer wrote:
Jan 4th, 2010 6:28 pm
Nope, they physically destroy youth records once they reach non-disclosure. The only exceptions are serious, violent offences (murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, etc.).
I agree they do. My brother and Uncle are in the RCMP. Uncle is almost retired and in the recruiting department. Anyone with a record will be red flagged and they will dig deeper into it if there are no other candidates and depending on the crime which they commited they have a good chance of being turned down.

Though he was 16 and still a minor. It all depends on the crime like you said. he will still be red flagged.

Anyway lets not get off topic. Although it may have been something that he or she was considering in the future.
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