If I’m Denied US Entry, Can I Try Again?

Things have changed a lot in the USA in just a few months. With a new President, sweeping changes have been made to the visa and visitation policies that the Customs & Border Patrol—or CBP—are now empowered to enforce. And while Canada is not on the list of prohibited countries that are automatically banned from…

Pardons Canada Review – Removing a Conditional Discharge

www.pardons.org Many people believe that if they are charged with a criminal offence and it is discharged in court then the criminal record will disappear on its own. They are later dismayed and surprised when the criminal record still shows up for a criminal background check for employment, volunteer, coaching or travel purposes.  Depending on…

Pardons Canada – Can You Travel to USA with a Pardon?

www.pardons.org There is a lot of controversy whether you can travel to the US with a pardon or record suspension. Its true that the Americans don’t recognize pardons, however this only matters if you have already been denied entry to the US and then try to get a pardon.  It won’t matter at that point,…

Traveling To the US with a Criminal Record

Few things are as good for the soul as travel. The ability to go to a new place, a new city or culture can change people for the better, expanding their ideas, creating new friendships, memorable experiences, and maybe even giving people a new favourite food they will enjoy for the rest of their life.…

Pardons Canada Review – Record Suspension Approved in Ontario

www.pardons.org Every day people are getting into trouble with the police across the country.  Once you are fingerprinted then you have an FPS number and your criminal charge can be seen when a criminal background check is conducted. If your criminal charge was later dismissed, withdrawn, stayed or discharged, you should still obtain a file…

Can I Coach Football With A Criminal Record?

Football, while not quite the national obsession that hockey is, is still one of the most popular sports in the country, and can be an important part in the life of any Canadian boy growing up. It teaches important skills like teamwork, helps to socialize children and teenagers, and, for some, can turn into an…

Can A Criminal Record Be Cleared?

While we usually hope for the best in life for ourselves, our family and friends, sometimes mistakes are made. If we’re lucky, these mistakes are relatively minor errors that teach us important life lessons and allow us to move on as better people. But sometimes the mistakes can be more costly and follow us for…

Pardons Canada Review – Clear Criminal Record in Calgary, Alberta

www.pardons.org At Pardons Canada we help people across the country to remove criminal records by way of pardon, record suspension or file destruction. Depending on the conviction, whether it was a summary or indictable offence, the eligibility requirements will be a five or ten year waiting period from the end of the punishment.  If the…

Can You Cross the US Border with a DUI on Your Record?

According to Statistics Canada, impaired driving has been considered a criminal act since 1921 and is the leading cause of criminal death in the country. If you are operating a motor vehicle and your blood level is more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, you will receive an impaired driving charge.…