The road to recovery for an alcohol and drug addiction can be long and painful. Through that period people can fall into criminal activity under the influence, including theft, assault, mischief, impaired driving, to name a few.
Often, as life unfolds, the person if they are lucky and work hard are able to get over the addiction but the criminal record remains forever as a scar unless they do something about it.
If you have stayed out of trouble for a prescribed period of time, you are eligible to obtain a Canada Pardon or Record Suspension. Once granted, the criminal record is no longer available to be seen by the public.
The Pardon or Record Suspension is usually one of the final steps in the healing process and your full freedom is restored once the criminal record is removed.
Here is a thank you letter from a client we helped to remove a number of criminal records with a Record Suspension: