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Includes impaired driving, criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle, as well as other offences related to driving.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I have a criminal record. It's making it hard for me to get a job, rent an apartment and see my kids."
  • "I'm worried that my criminal record will affect my permanent residence status or stop me from travelling outside of Canada"

Legal Services and Information

Records for Pardons
Title Description
Ontario Legal Information Centre The Centre offers legal information and referral services on a confidential basis: offering legal information and referral services offering public legal education presentations to its…
Parole Board of Canada - Clemency and Record Suspension Issues/grants/denies/revokes record suspensions and makes recommendations for clemencyNational office Follows the Criminal Records Act Supervises all record suspensions and clemency recommendationsRecord suspension Allows people who…
John Howard Society of Ottawa Services for male and female youth and adult men and women in conflict with, or at risk of coming into conflict with the law Child…
ABLE2 - Reach Legal Services COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance.…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to obtain…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services