Visitor: I was fingerprinted in September 2019, following a domestic when I defended myself from an attack, in Winnipeg. I was locked out of my house after a verbal and physical altercation by my ex, at which point he called the police. I was arrested due to a warrant that was issued by a previous employer, which I wasn’t aware of at the time.
I can’t locate my court documents, but according to an email between my self and my lawyer, I was charged with a summary conviction of Fraud under $5000 with my employer. The final court date would have been February, 2022. I was given 4 months under house arrest with curfew from this date, probation for a year, and restitution. At present I no longer have to report to an officer, and restitution has been paid in full.
As for the domestic, I don’t believe there were any charges. I completed courses as assigned, there might be an existing no contact order, but I’m not sure.
The circumstances of the aforementioned events are not as they appear on paper. I did not have the financial means to properly defend myself, and I had to accept the outcome as a result.
I would like to know how long I need to wait to apply for a pardon/record suspension, if I am eligible for a US Travel Waiver, and is there further action I can take following this process to clear my name?
Pardons Canada: You do not have a conviction for assault but you were convicted of fraud under $5000. The eligibility for a pardon for a summary offence of fraud under is 5 years from the end of your punishment which includes full payment of restitution.