Pardons Canada – A Conditional Discharge Can Haunt You Well Beyond the Sentence

pardons.org Some people believe that a conditional discharge will simply disappear over time.  This is not the case.  Your fingerprints, photos, court and police records can stay on record until you apply for a File Destruction. The Americans do not distinguish between a suspended sentence, regular conviction or conditional or absolute discharge.  If they uncover…

Pardons Canada – Having a passport does NOT mean you can enter the US with a criminal record

pardons.org Many people call us in shock that they have been turned away at the US Border because of an old criminal record.  They were under the false assumption that because they have a valid Canadian Passport, that they have been pre-cleared to go to the US. This is obviously WRONG.  Yet hundreds of people…