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Criminal Law

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Our team represents our clients all across Ontario. We have experience representing  our clients in Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice in both Jury and Judge alone trials. 

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Questions And Answers

Our success rate is very high but that does not guarantee that your case will be successful.

Yes, you can give us a call at 416-305-6019, by email to [email protected] or contact us via the website.

A background check or a records check is a service provided by the Police to check an individual’s public records.

There are three types of background checks. Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

Level 1 is the lowest form of background check and is often done by people who are applying as a volunteer or an employee where a background check is required. In Peel a criminal records check costs $35. Level 1 checks if an individual: 

  • Has been convicted of a summary offence within the last 5 years
  • Been found guilty under the Youth Criminal Justice Act or for an offence where a pardon has not been granted or issued.
  • Outstanding  charges and warrants
  • Absolute and conditional discharges,
  • Current judicial orders, including Peace Bonds, Probation and Prohibition orders under the Criminal Code of Canada,
  • Convictions where a record suspension has been granted,
  • Convictions under provincial statutes,
  • Family Court Restraining Orders,
  • Foreign information,
  • A Vulnerable Sector (VS) Query of sex offenders who have had their records suspended to ascertain if the applicant has been convicted of and granted a record suspension for any of the sexual offences that are listed in the schedule to the Criminal Records Act (CRA),
  • Any reference to incidents involving mental health contact,
  • Diversions,
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) information beyond applicable disclosure period,
  • Any reference to contagious diseases, and
  • Dispositions including, but not limited to; Withdrawn, Dismissed, and cases of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder.

Level 2 check is intended for people who require a criminal record check along with a search of outstanding entries and charges. This is often done for and during Border crossing, Immigration, Taxi License, Employment (not working with vulnerable people). The cost of Level 2 records check is $35

  • Everything that is included in Level 1 check,
  • Conviction for which a pardon has been granted but disclosure of this is authorized under Criminal Records Act,
  • Absolute discharge if within 1 year,
  • Conditional discharge if within 3 years,
  • Any outstanding charge or warrants,
  • Court orders made against the individual except under Mental Health Act, related to a charge which is withdrawn and restraining orders under FLA, CLRA or Child and Family services Act.

This check is for people who work with vulnerable people. A vulnerable person can be someone who is under the age of 18, elderly, and disabled. This check costs, $87 which includes fingerprinting for RCPM and regional police

  • Everything included in Level 2,
  • A charge for which someone is found not criminally responsible on account of a mental health disorder within the last 5 years,
  • Non conviction information authorized for exceptional disclosure in accordance with LEARN Guidelines