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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…

Pardons Canada: The Psychological Effects of a DUI Arrest and Conviction

A DUI arrest and looming conviction can weigh heavy on most people. After all, a DUI arrest can be a first for many, especially young adults. Since most first-time DUI offenders have no prior criminal history, the mere thought of the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction is enough to cause sleepless nights and endless anxiety. Simply…