Criminal harassment (CC 264) – Common Criminal Charges
Criminal harassment (CC 264) is a hybrid offence that is normally tried summarily unless other more serious offences are also involved. The sentence for this offence varies, but it is normally limited to a fine or probation. Jail time is normally only imposed for serious infractions or for repeat offenders.
A Record Suspension will remove any record of an assault conviction from an individual’s criminal history. The record of conviction will be kept separate and apart and will not be released to third parties through criminal background checks.
A criminal record for assault can mean that an individual is prevented from finding employment, doing volunteer work and being bonded. It can also make it difficult for an individual to become a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
In some cases a criminal record it can prevent them from entering Canada entirely.
A Record Suspension will remove these obstacles.