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All this is in Canada. So, I applied to a job, and they did the normal background check. However, they got back to me saying that I've been:
"convicted of a criminal offense for which a pardon has not been granted"
Now, that is news to me. To my knowledge, I've never been convicted of a criminal offense. I think the most I've ever dealt with the police is parking tickets, which I've all paid for. I've checked out pardons.org, a site about Canadian pardons, and they say that:
"If you have been charged with a crime, even if you were found not guilty, or were never convicted, you do have a criminal record"
But, how do I know if "I've been charged with a crime?" I mean, a police officer has never said, you're being arrested, or you're being charged with. In fact, I can't think of any time I've ever had to talk to a police officer. I've never even gotten a speeding ticket. I've never been to court either. Can you be charged for a crime and not know about it?
Could this all be one big mistake? I'm kind of freaked out a bit, and don't know what to do. How do I confirm if I really have a record or not? Please help!