1. Understand how criminal record checks work

Will peace bonds appear on my criminal record or police record?
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1. Understand how criminal record checks work

A criminal record check shows only crimes that you were convicted of in court. A peace bond does not appear on a criminal record check because a peace bond is not a conviction.

A criminal record check also can’t include:

You may have to get a criminal record check when you apply for:

  • job or volunteer applications
  • immigration purposes
  • by-law licenses

If you're charged with criminal offences and sign a peace bond to deal with your case, the Crown will withdraw or stay your criminal charges. Criminal charges that are withdrawn or stayed do not appear on a criminal record.

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Government of Ontario
Legal Aid Ontario, LawFacts
Reviewed: November 1, 2018

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