Forcible confinement (CC 279 (2)) is a hybrid offence. Individuals convicted of forcible confinement are usually sentenced to a fine payment, probation and, in serious cases, a period of jail time or house arrest. Repeat offenders are generally given heavier sentences and are more likely to be given jail time.
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.