Each day we speak to hundreds of people who have been charged with a criminal record and are seeking to obtain a Canada Pardon. Often, the criminal charge is a first time offence in a person’s life and they deeply regret their actions.
Here is a thank you letter we recently received from a person we helped to obtain a Canada Pardon for a Theft under charge:
“There aren’t enough words to express how thankful I am to you and your team at Pardons Canada.”
“About 6 years ago, I found myself in a situation that I would have never imagined for myself.”
“My parents taught me to respect my elders, treat others as I would want to be treated, and to aim high in life.”
“I was preparing to write the MCAT testing, which is needed to get into beterinarian school, when I made the worst mistake of my life.”
“I was struggling and desparate and at the time it seemed like the right thing to do. So I stole $119 fr0m the retail store I was working for. Who would do something like this? Not the person my parents raised. My parents were always there for me and even paid for my secondary education. So why did I not ask them for a measly $120? I can’t answer that.”
“About a month later I was caught and charged with theft under $5000. The police asked me why I would steal from a store I had been working at for 7 years. I couldn’t even speak, I was so ashamed. I cried and apologized but it was too late. The police said they see this often where good kids get caught up in bad situations. As I walked through the mall in handcuffs it was like the walk of shame. I realized that I not only let myself down but a whole bunch of people too.”
“I couldn’t believe what I had done and now I had jeopardized getting into vet school. Vet colleges won’t even look at someone with a criminal record. I had messed up the one thing I had worked my entire life toward, for $120. How did that make any sense?”
“The court appearances were horrible, although everyone was really nece and helpful, I had to do this journey alone. I couldn’t tell my parents, I couldn’t tell my best friend because I was so ashamed of myself.”
“Now that my criminal record is removed with a Canada Pardon, I will be able to finally finish my life’s ambition to be a veterinarian. Although I have completed my honors in zoology, I can now go back and apply for vet school without the worry of having a criminal record.”
“This black cloud has been lifted and I am forever grateful.”
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.