Criminal Records and Applying for a Record Suspension

Anyone in BC 18 or older convicted of a criminal offence has a criminal record. This script discusses criminal records and applying for a record suspension. It explains what a record suspension is, who can apply for a record suspension, and when and how to apply for a record suspension.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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criminal records, pardon, record suspension, sentences, Dial-A-Law
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