Visitor: The criminal offence I want gone is uttering a threat to cause bodily harm which I was convicted in 2016. I was charged again in 2019 for common assault but it is most likely being dropped at my trial next month in February as I am not guilty and the victim has changed their statement.
I have been to treatment, volunteered, been diagnosed by a psychiatrist and started medication and am in my last semester of an advanced diploma program at Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario since my initial serious arrest approximately 5 years ago. I want to get rid of stuff on my record as it causes issues when employers request a CPIC from me. The missing court and not following conditions is due to my poor mental health which it would be pointless to pay for a pardon for that….I want the uttering threats removed but I have since been charged with non-dangerous offences and it is in the way of fixing the real problem but the person I talked to at your organization explained that this is just the law. This makes it difficult or nearly impossible for me to apply for a pardon or record suspension at this time.
Pardons Canada: It is likely that your eligibility for a pardon or record suspension for an uttering threats offence and assault causing bodily harm is ten years from the end of your punishment assuming it was an indictable offence. If it was a summary offence, then you can get the pardon after five years. However, if you were recently convicted of a common assault offence then it is a summary offence which requires five years of no police trouble after your punishment in order to be eligible for a pardon or record suspension. To learn more, visit https://www.pardons.org/pardons/faqs/