Some people think that when they get a DUI, Impaired Driving, pot possession, or simple theft or assault charge that it is no big deal because its a “small” charge.
This is not true. They usually don’t find out the negative implication of their criminal record until a number of years later when they try to apply for a volunteer position, or a regular job and the questions arises “Have you ever been charged for a criminal record to which you do not have a Pardon.”
Most employers are now running criminal checks and you may not get a job because of that old criminal charge, even if the charges were withdrawn, dismissed, stayed or absolute and conditional discharged. It is much safer for an employer to hire someone who has no blemishes on their record.
Thankfully, a Canada Pardon or Record Suspension will remove the old charges from public record so that you can be safe for work and even for travel purposes.
Here’s a thank you letter from a person who we recently helped to obtain a Canada Pardon for a Domestic Assault charge:
“My criminal record for assault was from many years ago, a time when I was lost and a different person than I am now.”
“A criminal record follows you, and even though I have changed, there is always the physical presence of the past reminding me of the person I no longer am.”
“Having received my pardon has released me from my past. It has given me a new beginning.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada for all your efforts. It is very much appreciated.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011.