Having a criminal record can have many negative consequences in your life.
In addition to having issues with employment and travel to the US, a criminal record can really affect your personal image and self respect.
Everyday we help people remove old criminal records with a Canada Pardon and we hear their stories about their own inner turmoil of having a criminal record and the trouble that they may have caused.
Often people will carry this burden for many years until they finally decide or learn that they can do something about it.
Here is a letter from a client we recently helped get a pardon for a DUI:
“15 years ago I mad a bad choice and I got what I deserved, a criminal record.”
“This has been a terrible burden on me and especially my family, who were very dissappointed in me after finding out.”
“It was a big obstacle for me in many ways. It prevented me from some great job opportunities crossing the US border was embarassing to say the least. Most of all, a criminal record takes away your dignity, pride, self respect and integrity.”
“Even though I have been a totally different person right after committing this crime and took ownership for my mistake, it never felt right until now that I finally got my Pardon.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada for lifting this heavy load off my shoulders.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected].org or call 1-877-929-6011.