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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 COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
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 were…
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…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities 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. Referrals…
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…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services