If you are in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario or elsewhere in Canada, you should beware that people often think, incorrectly, that criminal findings of guilt before adulthood have no impact once a person becomes an adult. A young person’s record does not cease to exist just because they turn 18, and if they re-offend before the “non-disclosure period” has passed, their record can be used in court.
In addition, for potential job opportunities, a young person might need government security clearance and a private sector employer may have a substantial interest in the record; in these cases, their record may be disclosed. Even though employers are technically not supposed to request this type of information, it is a reality that they do. In those situations, the candidates have a dilemma: they can agree to provide their record or they can refuse and let the employer assume the worst.
Given what is at stake, and given that there are often effective ways to address criminal charges against a young person, it is important to ensure that your son or daughter has excellent legal representation.
Criminal defence lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can effectively represent you or your teenage son or daughter. Contact a criminal defence lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth at 613-233-4529 or at [email protected]