Pardons Canada – Once a Pardon is granted one can pass a criminal check for work purposes

pardons.org These days its nearly impossible to get a job with a criminal record.  No matter how old it is or how “insignificant” the infraction was, if an employer sees a red flag on a criminal background check, they are likely to hire another candidate. Even if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge,…

Pardons Canada – “The Landlord wanted to do a criminal check in order to process my application.”

pardons.org Assault is the most common criminal charge in Canada.  It comes in many forms but usually the assault charges stem from a domestic dispute. Often, these criminal charges are later dropped once the argument simmers down or the charges are dismissed, acquitted, absolute or conditionally discharged in court.  Regardless, if the person has been…

Pardons Canada – “My criminal record hung like a cloud whenever travel to the US came up for discussion”

pardons.org If you are traveling to the US with a criminal record, it is possible that you will get turned away at the border.  Even if the criminal charge is a minor one, or if you have received a conditional or absolute discharge, the Americans have the right to deny you entry. Once you get…

Pardons Canada – Crossing the US Border with a Conditional or Absolute Discharge

pardons.org Many people who have been charged with a conditional or absolute discharge whether it was for theft, assault, pot possession or other criminal offences, believe that their criminal record is automatically removed over a period of time. THIS IS WRONG We get countless phone calls from people who are shocked that their criminal record…