Assault is probably the most common criminal charge in Canada. If the police are called to the scene of the fight, they will charge someone regardless of whether the victim wishes to drop the charge immediately.
Once you are fingerprinted, your name is in the system and can be seen in a criminal background check. Even if the charges were dismissed, withdrawn, stayed, absolute or conditional discharged.
When your name comes up in a criminal background check you can lose job and travel opportunities.
Once a Pardon is granted, your criminal charge will be removed from the system and you will be safe for work and travel opportunities.
Here’s a letter from a client we recently helped to get a Pardon for an assault charge:
“In 2000 I found myself in a situation where I did not know how to handle and got into a bad fight. However, through growth and knowledge, I am in a better place now.”
“If I had known what would happen to me and how it would affect my life, overall getting a job, traveling and other things, I would have taken a second look at my actions.”
“Thanks to Pardons Canada I do not have that criminal record over me anymore. Receiving the letter saying “Congratulations Enjoy your New Freedom”, it meant so much to me and my family.”
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.