Obstructing a peace officer (129(a)) – Common Criminal Charges

Obstructing a peace officer (129(a)) is a hybrid offence, meaning that it can be tried either summarily or by indictment. Since this charge commonly accompanies other charges, the method of trial and the sentence are normally determined by the seriousness of the other offences. In cases where someone is convicted of this offence alone, they are usually required to pay fine and serve some probation.

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.



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