Hello, starting a new topic as I have been advised that this is worthy of a fresh thread.
What is the Canadian viewpoint on those that have been found guilty of an offence but discharghed with no conviction recorded against their name- In Australia, whats known as a section 10 Guilty dismissal.
They are fgairly common, so I am astounded on the lack of information about this.
I personally have 2x section 10's (plead guilty without conviction) in Australia.
one for common assault, the other for low range drink driving (0.02) in oz.
Also a refuse to leave premises charge that was completely dropped before court.
Will this make me refused on the ETA?
Interesting that .02 is not illegal drink driving in canada (was a p plater at the time).
I know that a CONVICTION would screw me, or anyone else, sideways, but if you have been found guilty ith no conviction recorded, what happens?
Please note, the ETA asks if you have been "arrested for any offence' so they are directly asking for all arrests.
However it seems like a very grey area.
Do people just tick 'no' and sail through?