Criminal Background Checks in OntarioAndrew Captan
There are three types of criminal background checks in Ontario, based on a law that took effect in 2015 called the Police Record Check Reform Act. These include a Criminal Record Check, a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Before a criminal lawyer completes a criminal case, they often will be asked by their client whether the case, or the case outcome, could appear on a criminal background check. It is important for criminal lawyers to be aware of what can be disclosed and what can’t be disclosed, as well as when.
Pictured above is a useful chart that should be in every Ontario Criminal Lawyer‘s legal toolbox, as it summarizes what is disclosable on these checks.