How does someone get proof that a criminal record was expunged in 1985 in order to be allowed across the Canadian border?
My spouse and I have visited Canada before. He set out to drive to Toronto yesterday to film an event, and was denied entry at the border this time based on the criminal history in the work permit application for the event: "1985 friends and I found an open door at our high school, entered, ate some left over donuts, arrested, paid $400 fine."
He was either 19 or 20 at the time and living in San Jose. He's 47 now and fuzzily remembers that the record was to be expunged or sealed or something. How would he get proof of that so that he can present it to the border guards? And is there any way to get this before Friday evening?
I dug around on the Santa Clara County Court site and it doesn't look good for trying to dig up something from before 2004
. "How do I get a copy of my local criminal history?"
gives the address of the Sheriff and a phone number. I passed it along to him in case they can help via fax or something.
I don't know if an FBI record would help since it would just show an absence of what he reported. He could try to get one, but they don't offer an expedited process. The do say that FBI approved channelers
Does anyone have any ideas of things to try that would work today or tomorrow?