If you’ve ever been arrested and charged with a crime the police have your information on file - even if the charges were stayed, withdrawn, dismissed or discharged. The same is true if you entered into a peace bond or diversion program.
You now have a non-conviction criminal record that you’ll need to destroy.
We contact the arresting police service and submit a file destruction request on your behalf. After the arresting police approve the request, they contact the RCMP Identification Services and request the destruction of the non-conviction information.
All identification documents, including those, submitted to the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records are destroyed.
Your criminal record history that was entered into the CPIC database held at the RCMP Repository is deleted and, most importantly, your FPS number is canceled.
FPS stands for Fingerprint Section number and is a unique number assigned to an individual that has been fingerprinted. FPS numbers are shared with the United States and are accessible by US Customs and Border Protection. As part of our file destruction request we ensure the arresting police service cancels your FPS number.
Yes, general time frames include:
stay of proceedings: 1 year
peace bond: after the expiration
withdrawn, dismissed, acquitted: 1-6 months
Each police service sets its own guidelines about when you can apply. We will provide specific details surrounding your file destruction timeline and eligibility.
Yes, absolute and conditional charges are automatically removed one and three years, respectively, after being sentenced. However, the local police have your fingerprints and photos on file, which you can request be destroyed.
No, RCMP fingerprints are not required. If you’re told fingerprints are required as part of the process contact us, and we’ll submit your request immediately.
The average cost of having your criminal file destroyed is $240, depending upon:
the disposition of the charge(s)
having non-conviction records with multiple police services
whether the files still exist
the police charging a service fee
Applying on your own can be difficult. We will prepare your documentation properly and quickly.
The result? You save yourself stress and aggravation and are approved sooner.
We have helped thousands since 2007 and we can help you too.
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