We receive many calls and emails from people who wish to obtain a pardon or record suspension for an old criminal record from something that they did at a bad moment in their lives and they are still paying for it many years later.
A petty theft charge can happen in a moment in a persons life when they are not thinking straight. They are depressed, or going through a divorce or dealing with a death in the family and they do a stupid thing like stealing something from a store without any thought to the consequences. Most people get through that difficult time in their life, pay the punishment for stealing and move on. However, the criminal record follows them for life until they apply for a Canada Pardon or Record Suspension.
Here is a letter we recently received from someone we helped to obtain a pardon for a theft under conviction many years ago:
“I want to take the time to let you know what this pardon/record suspension means to me in my life”
“It took a few years to get this pardon, but it was well worth the wait. My reasons for needing this pardon were more personal than anything.”
“I had gone through a very rough few years back then, and after losing a long time marriage, a home, and struggling with all that grief that goes with that.”
“I made one poor choice or decision to ease my pain and then lived to regret it. One has to learn from that for sure.”
“Thanks for the Pardon and thanks for the closure, it haunted me for a long time.”
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons, Record Suspensions and US Entry Waivers email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-929-6011 or 416-929-6011.