Many people who are charged with a criminal record are embarassed and ashamed of their behaviour. Often it is their first offence and they are remorseful for their actions.
Some criminal charges like “assault with a weapon” can sound a lot worse than what really happened. The immediate assumption is that the weapon is a gun, but often the “weapon” is a cellphone, shoe, beer bottle or the like. This is not to diminish the severity of the crime, but the person who has been charged suffers a great deal from the label of being a criminal.
Here is a letter we received from a client we helped to get a Canada Pardon for a DUI impaired driving charge:
“Having a criminal record has been the most demoralizing and embarassing experience in my life.”
“Professionally, I lost my enthusiasm and confidence, and I was unable to apply for numerous incredible job opportunities.”
“Emotionally, I had been depressed, despondent and angry at myself; my feeling of self worth had never been so low.”
“Most importantly and most upsetting to me, I have disappointed my family. I have a loving wife and two beautiful young sons, and I know how disheartened they felt throughout this entire time.”
“Now, without a criminal record thank to Pardons Canada, a huge sigh of relief, an unbelievable weight off my shoulders! I feel like I am a new man, re-energized, revitalized and ready to live life and love life again.”
“More than ever, I want to be the best father and husband.”
“To celebrate my new found freedom, our family is planning our first trip to DISNEY WORLD! Life could not be any better.”
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.