Domestic assault is among the most common criminal charges in Canada. Often it occurs as a result of a heated argument between partners and someone calls the police to press charges. Often, the argument is resolved, but the partner is left with a criminal charge of assault.
Even if you have been fingerprinted and photographed but the criminal charge was later dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, absolute or conditionally discharged, the criminal charge can still exist in the system. This can be detrimental because most employers are doing criminal checks for job opportunities and the US Border will not allow foreigners with a criminal record into their country.
We help many people obtain a Canada Pardon or file destruction so that the criminal charges can be removed from public record and the person will be free again to travel and apply for jobs without worry.
Here is a letter we recently received from a person we helped to obtain a Pardon for a domestic assault charge:
“I would like to thank you for all your efforts regarding the removal of my criminal record by way of a Pardon.”
“I went through a lot while my ex girlfriend lived a happy non criminal record life. She assaulted me with a pear knife while I was sleeping. I woke up bleeding and I pushed her on our bed. She called the police and I got arrested for assault. I was abused by the police like I was a major threat to society.”
“The fact that she was white and I am black did not help matters.”
“By granting my Pardon, you have dug me out of a profiled system that is out of control. Troubled women are always the victim and being black just makes me even more of the “monster”.”
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.