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…

Pardons Canada – “Having a Criminal Record Meant Not Attending My Grandmother’s Funeral”

pardons.org Every day we speak to people who tell us of the negative implications of having a criminal record.  Mostly, it prevents you from getting work, traveling to the US and obtaining Canadian citizenship, but in many individual cases, the emotional and personal impact is even worse. Here is a letter we received from a…