It is not uncommon that a couple gets into a fight and someone calls the police because the arguement has gotten very heated. Sometimes the person who called the police is not even involved, but is a neighbour or friend who is concerned.
When the police are called they will usually press charges. The person charged will get fingerprinted and photographed by the police. Once this happens, regardless of the outcome in court (the case is often dismissed, withdrawn, stayed or acquitted once the parties cool down), the person charged will be on record as having been arrested and/or convicted of a criminal charge.
The person who has the criminal record is then shocked to realize how many negative consequences there is to being labled a “criminal”.
We help many Canadians who have been charged with domestic assault to get a Canada Pardon so that they do not have to suffer their whole lives with the label of being a criminal. Here is a recent letter we received:
“The criminal record was issued in 2004 for an assault charge that was initiated when I tried to defend myself against a violent attack by my ex girlfriend in the process of tryiing to end the relationship.”
“Unfortunately due to poor legal representation and the fact that women seem to have an unfair advantage in the Canadian Justice system, I pleaded guilty.”
“Several hours of community service followed including thousands of dollars changing hands for things like lawyers, Anger management courses, time out of my busy schedule to do community service, payment for fines, etc.”
“Thank you Pardons Canada for helping me get beyond this nightmare.”
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.