Possession of a scheduled substance/narcotic (CDSA 4) – Common Criminal Charges

Possession of a scheduled substance/narcotic (CDSA 4) is a hybrid offence but it is usually tried summarily. Individuals convicted of possession of a scheduled substance are usually sentenced to a modest fine payment, probation and, in some cases, a short 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.


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