Consequences of A Criminal Record in Canada

Posted by Martin Droruga on July 24th, 2018


You believed that you already served the time on your most recent offence, but you may not be done yet. Having a Criminal record may affect you for the rest of your lifetime, regardless of how you try to live your daily life to the contrary. Even after your sentence is finished the effect it will follow you for many years to come. It might create considerable difficulty in different areas of your daily life as you attempt to reestablish yourself in society.

What’s the actual effect of a criminal record? Learn what you could be facing when you’ve been charged with a crime.

Struggles With Unemployment

Nearly three-quarters of all businesses ensure it is a normal practice to conduct background checks on their new workers. The primary reason that nearly all employers make this a priority would be to look for criminal history. After all, this very simple report will detail any felonies, misdemeanours, arrests, and also warrants which you currently have against you. Employers do really have the right to not hire you based solely on the contents of your background check. This could possibly be due to enforcement of particular rules, office security, or safety issues.

Having a difficult time finding employment can lead to additional obstacles in your own life, especially in regard to your finances. You might have a harder time paying your bills without financial help. Financial dependence is an actual struggle for anyone that has a criminal record and is having difficulty finding a well-paying job.

Child Custody Battles


Once you serve your sentence or pay your fines, you might feel as though your life is totally back to normal. You will possibly try to regain custody of your children. In different circumstances, you may be going through a divorces t which you’d like to acquire partial or full custody of the children. In any event, you’ll have a difficult road ahead of you in the event that you’ve got a criminal background. The problem may be contingent on the sort of charges found on your criminal background check. For instance, violent offences or domestic violence can reduce the possibility of getting a judge to give you custody of your children.

More Serious consequences


In case you haven’t learnt the lesson of your own actions, you might face more severe consequences the next time you face a crime. Defendants that have prior criminal records frequently have protracted sentences, heavier penalties and fines, and more serious punishments once the courtroom notices their previous offences. This is certainly a reason to begin altering your own actions and prevent heading back into the courtroom. It is going to only worsen your criminal record and bring more severe consequences to you.

Attempt to avoid having a criminal record in any way. You will need the support of an experienced and effective criminal defence lawyer who knows and understand your rights and will listen to you, support you, advocate for you and fight to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Gerri Wiebe will be able to help you protect yourself and potentially avoid

A number of these significant consequences of having a criminal background. Don’t try and confront the charges all on your own, it is well worth it to explore your options during your free consultation with Gerri Wiebe. 

About Gerri Wiebe

Gerri Wiebe is an experienced Criminal Defence lawyer in Winnipeg. She is a partner in Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe, one of Winnipeg’s Premier criminal law firms. Gerri has represented clients charged with all sorts of offences ranging from Impaired Driving to First Degree Murder. She brings more than a decade of expertise to battling criminal charges and has an established track record of succeeding. As a proficient Criminal Lawyer, expect to receive the insight that you will need to make the most informed decisions regarding how to proceed.

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