Pardons Canada Review – Social Assistance for Pardons

www.pardons.org Having a criminal record can be a huge barrier to employment, especially since most employers in Canada are conducting criminal background checks prior to hiring. If you are on social assistance or disability pension, you may be able to get funding from your social worker as it is in their best interest to help…

Pardons Canada Review – How Long Does a US Entry Waiver Last?

www.pardons.org People are shocked when they are stopped at the US border and ultimately denied entry to the US due to a past criminal record.  The reason people are surprised is because they either thought the criminal record was already gone or they did not believe that the Americans can see the criminal record. You…

Pardons Canada Review – Getting a Record Suspension Approved

www.pardons.org The application process for a pardon or record suspension takes time and has become more complicated due to the new rules implemented by the Conservative government in 2012. There are many steps to the process and navigating it on your own can be time consuming and confusing.  A pardon or record suspension can be…

Pardons Canada – Pardon Fee and Wait Times for Pardons Being Reviewed

pardons.org Pardons Canada has been actively  lobbying the Liberal government to reverse some of the laws set by the former Harper government with Bill C10 pertaining to pardons in Canada. Here is an open letter sent by Pardons Canada to the current Prime Minister and Public Safety Minister urging changes to the law: Open Letter…

How to Find Out If You Have a Criminal Record in Canada

If you’ve had an encounter with the law in the past, and you’re curious to see whether you have a criminal record, there are a few things you should know. If you’re over the age of 18 years and have been convicted of a criminal offence, you have a criminal record. However, even if you’ve…

Is DUI a Criminal Offence in Canada?

If you’ve been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you should know that in Canada, DUI has been considered a Federal Criminal Offence since 1921. In Canada, the term impaired driving is used when referring to the criminal offence of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI…

[VIDEO]How to Remove an Assault Charge in Canada

Assault is the most common conviction in Canada and comes in various forms including common assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats. Depending on the outcome in court and the final judgement will determine your eligibility to get the assault charge removed.