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Think About Your Future: Apply for a Pardon

When you have a criminal record, it can be difficult to try and move on with your life. In particular, finding a good job can often become quite challenging. Many companies don’t want to take the chance on someone with a history of criminal activity. There are also many professions where it is against the…

Criminal Record Checks In British Columbia (BC)

Living in British Columbia means having a lot of personal and professional opportunities available. Our proximity to the Pacific means that marine industries and recreational activities are always nearby. But the huge expanse of natural Pacific forests also makes BC one of the great natural landscapes of the country. Meanwhile, cities like Vancouver and Victoria…

What Does A DUI Do To Your Life?

There is a low percentage of people that go through their entire lives without making a mistake. But the scale of a mistake has a huge amount of variance in terms of cost and consequences. Forgetting to pick up bread on the way home is a relatively minor error, easily forgiven. Deciding to drive while…

Charges Dropped vs Dismissed

The presence of a full criminal conviction on your permanent record is straightforward. It means that you went through a complete judicial process, having been arrested, with files charged, eventually leading to a trial, a guilty verdict and an appropriate sentence and/or fine carried out. But not every arrest actually leads to this final result.…

Pardons Canada – Impaired Driving or DUI Rules Have Changed in Alberta

www.pardons.org Impaired driving also known as drunk driving, DUI, driving over .08 miligrams, or driving while ability impaired is among the most common criminal offences in Canada. Many people don’t even know that its a criminal offence and once convicted will stay on your criminal record forever until a pardon or record suspension is granted. …

Pardons Canada – Can you rent or lease with a Criminal Record?

www.pardons.org Many people are uncertain whether landlords can ask for a criminal background check when renting a home or an apartment. This recent article from the CBC shows that indeed having a criminal record can hinder your ability to rent or lease an apartment or home. Once your pardon or record suspension is granted then…

Can Employers Check Your Criminal Record?

Most people understand that actions have consequences, but when it comes to criminal convictions, the full scope of those consequences is not often fully appreciated. Everyone knows that a criminal violation is the most serious breach of the law, so it’s understood that this type of breach is punished with a jail sentence and/or probation,…

Pardons Canada Review – Getting a Job with a Criminal Record

www.pardons.org Most employers in Canada today conduct criminal background checks when hiring a new employee. Regardless of how old your criminal offence is, it will show up on a criminal background check.  Oftentimes when this happens you will be denied the job because there are many other qualified candidates that don’t have a criminal record. …

How Do I Clear My Criminal Record?

Life is all about making choices. Some of the choices we make are good, and some are bad, but in both cases, the choices we make can have a huge influence on the rest of our lives. And while everyone hopes to make influential good choices, sometimes the bad ones are what we deal with.…

How To Clear A Police Record?

Getting arrested and convicted of a criminal offence can have long standing consequences in Canada. It can mean the difference between being offered a job because you are qualified and getting passed over because someone else has the same qualifications, but a clean record. It can mean you are able to adopt a child or…