Pardons Canada Review – How it feels to remove an assault conviction

www.pardons.org Assault is the most common criminal offence in Canada.  An assault conviction can come in many different forms including domestic assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm.  Many assault charges are settled prior to a conviction being handed down in the form of a peace bond, stay of proceedings (stayed), withdrawn, dismissed,…

Pardons Canada Review- Criminal Record Suspension for Assault Conviction

pardons.org Oftentimes, if a fight breaks out between two people the police can be called and one or both of the people in the fight can be charged for assault.  It can be a small fight like a yelling match, or it can be more brutal with people winding up in the hospital as victims…

Pardons Canada Review – Withdrawn Assault Charges Will Stay on Record

pardons.org Many people are shocked to find out that charges that were withdrawn can still show up on a criminal background check. It is not uncommon that domestic assault charges can get dismissed, withdrawn, peace bond, stayed, or discharged once the charges are brought to court.  In the heat of an argument the police are…

Pardons Canada Review- The Relief of Removing a Criminal Record

pardons.org There can be a huge emotional and psychological burden of having a criminal record.  Many people who have committed a criminal offence are remorseful and wish to continue with their life as a law abiding citizen. Most employers and volunteer agencies are doing criminal background checks so having a criminal record can really impact…

Pardons Canada – 2014 Canadian Crime Stats Revealing

pardons.org Each year the Canadian government gathers crime statistics from across the country and publishes a report. As you can see from the table below, the conviction of “theft under $5000” is the most common conviction in Canada with over 474,000 police reported crimes. Mischief is another common conviction with over 264,000 police reported crimes.…