Would you like to request that the information in your criminal record not be accessible to the public? Here’s everything you need to know.
Here are the cases in which you can make this request and the deadlines to be met :
- Acquittal, except not criminally liable due to mental disorders: within 2 months after the expiry of the appeal period or 3 months after the expiry of appeal procedures.
- Charge rejected or withdrawn: 1 year after the date of the rejection or withdrawal.
- Charge suspended or without provision: 1 year following the date of the stay of proceedings.
- Release after a preliminary enquiry or a plea of autrefois acquit or autrefois convict: 1 year after the date of release.
- Unconditional discharge: 1 year after the date of discharge.
- Discharge under conditions: 3 years after the date of discharge under conditions.
- Unconditional release resulting from a verdict of not criminally liable due to mental disorders: 1 year after the date of the decision.
- Release subject to terms and conditions specified by the court or the review board resulting from a verdict of not criminally liable due to mental disorders: 3 years after the date of the order.
- Commitment not to disturb public order, s. 810 C.CR. : 1 year after the date of the end of the commitment.
Before making the request
Gather the number(s) of the criminal record(s) for which you want to make this request: it will be necessary to indicate them on the form below.
You will receive a response by mail indicating the court’s decision.
Municipal court - To the attention of the clerk
Montréal, QC H2Y 3B9
Send the completed form above.