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Pardons Canada: How to Clear an Assault Record in Ontario

Visitor: I have had only one charge and fingerprinted once. I believe it was in 2002 and it was in Hamilton, Ontario. I believe it was an assault charge (for the record I was young and didn’t realize the consequences and just pled guilty just to be released from custody I NEVER COMMITTED THAT CRIME.…

Pardons Canada: Getting a Pardon from Outside of Canada

Visitor: I have been to Canada from India on 30th August 2017 on study visa. Unfortunately I was not able to complete my studies and in between I got arrested for assault on 13th November 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. That was the first time RCMP had my fingerprints. While I was in Whitehorse Correctional…

Pardons Canada: Can I get NEXUS with a DUI?

Visitor: I’ve had my fingerprints taken three times. The first time was in 1979 when I got my first DUI at 16. The second time would have been in 1981 when I got my second DUI or Impaired Driving. Both times were in Burns Lake, BC. To the best of my recollection for the first offence…

Pardons Canada: Denied entry to the US for a pot offence in 1986

Visitor: I had travelled through the US many times via land and air until approx 2008 when I was crossing the border into the US  the border services pulled my passport and accused me of having a criminal record and quoted an alleged incident in 1986 when I was charged with possession of marijuana.I have…

Pardons Canada: Liberals Propose Positive Changes to Pardons Rules

The Liberal government has recently proposed changes to the pardons rules which will make it sooner and less expensive to obtain. In March 2012 the Conservative government passed a law making eligibility for pardons longer. Summary offences went from 3 years to 5 years and Indictable offences went from 5 years to 10 years waiting…

Pardons Canada: Pardons for Pot Offences Slow to Start

Every since cannabis became legal in Canada, the government has allowed a fast track and inexpensive way for people with pot offences from the past to obtain a pardon or record suspension. Removing a pot offence is important for a number of reasons including employment as most employers are doing criminal background check. If a…