Pardons Canada – New DUI Laws for Drivers Under Age 21

pardons.org DUI and Impaired Driving laws will become a lot stricter for drivers age 21 and under beginning Aug 8th, 2010. There will be a zero tolerance for drivers 21 age and under when it comes to drinking and driving.  This means you can be charged criminally for DUI if you are caught by the…

Pardons Canada – Domestic Assault Pardon Success Story

pardons.org Domestic assault is among the most common criminal charges in Canada.  Often it occurs as a result of a heated argument between partners and someone calls the police to press charges.  Often, the argument is resolved, but the partner is left with a criminal charge of assault. Even if you have been fingerprinted and…

Pardons Canada – Canada’s Crime Rate Falls in 2009

pardons.org Each year Statistics Canada comes out with information regarding crime in Canada.  In 2009, there were over 2.1 Million crime related reports to the police.  This does not mean that 2.1 Million people got into trouble with the police. The top three convictions were Impaired Driving or DUI, Assault and Theft Under 5000. Many…

Pardons Canada – Senate passes Bill C23 to tighten pardons laws

pardons.org On June 29, 2010 the Senate approved an amended Bill C23A which will affect the laws governing the granting of a Canada Pardon. There are a number of changes to the rules that go into affect immediately.  Most of the changes relate to sexual offences, making it more difficult to obtain a pardon for…

Pardons Canada – A Pardon Can Save You From Deportation

pardons.org If you have been charged with a crime and have been convicted or even if the criminal charges have been dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, conditional or absolute discharged, you face possible deportation if you are not a Canadian citizen. Many immigrants who come to Canada are not familiar with the laws, and often the laws…

Pardons Canada – An Assault Charge Can Put Your Life On Hold

pardons.org Assault is among the most common criminal charges in Canada.  It just takes one heated moment between two people and the police are called to make an arrest. Even if the charges are later stayed, dismissed, withdrawn or conditional or absolute discharged, there is still a record of your arrest and in many cases…

Pardons Canada – Bill C23 – How a Bill Became a Law So Quickly

pardons.org We have received many calls from Canadians concerned about the changes in the law regarding Canada Pardons. The original Bill C23 contained many clauses that would significantly change the rules for obtaining a Pardon.  The most drastic being a change in the eligibility requirements for all indictable offences from 5 years to 10 years. …

Pardons Canada – Bill C-23 New Pardon Legislation Agreement

pardons.org There is currently a lot of attention surrounding the new Pardon legislation being proposed by the government. In a haste to stave off Karla Homolka being pardoned in July, the Tories have tried to push through Bill C23 before Parliament breaks for the summer. Bill C23 in its full form proposes many changes to…

Pardons Canada – Traveling to the US once a Pardon is Granted

pardons.org If you have a criminal record in Canada, you can be denied entry to the US.  Even if the criminal charges have been withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, conditional or absolute discharged, you may be questioned at the US border and denied entry. If you are denied entry to the US you will require a I-192…

Pardons Canada – A Criminal Record Will Follow You

pardons.org Some people think that when they get a DUI, Impaired Driving, pot possession, or simple theft or assault charge that it is no big deal because its a “small” charge. This is not true.  They usually don’t find out the negative implication of their criminal record until a number of years later when they…