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Tuesday May 7, 2019

Do You Need a Record Suspension?

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

What is a Record Suspension?

A record suspension allows individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense, but have served their time or demonstrated good behaviour, to have their criminal record kept private.

A successful record suspension will allow those with a past criminal record to gain employment, child custody and ultimately, freedom.

How can we help?

Criminal records can affect many aspects of a person’s life, such as employment, child custody, education and travel. However, the process can be complicated and overwhelming.

Our lawyers can assist you with the complicated process and help to ensure that the application documents are fully accurate and complete. This will provide you with the highest chance of receiving a record suspension.

Terry Sheppard is one of the only lawyers in the Halifax/Dartmouth area that provides assistance with record suspension applications. Terry has been a criminal law lawyer at BOYNECLARKE LLP for 15 years and has a wide range of experience from high profile murder cases to everyday motor vehicle charges. Terry also practices family law, concentrating on issues relating to surrogacy, adoption, divorce, child support and spousal support.

For more information or to see if you are eligible for a record suspension, please contact Terry Sheppard at (902) 460-3401 or tsheppard@boyneclarke.ca

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