There can be a huge emotional and psychological burden of having a criminal record. Many people who have committed a criminal offence are remorseful and wish to continue with their life as a law abiding citizen.
Most employers and volunteer agencies are doing criminal background checks so having a criminal record can really impact your ability to lead a productive life.
Once a pardon or record suspension is granted, the criminal record is sealed so that it cannot be seen by the public. At the completion of this process, the applicant feels a huge sense of relief that the burden of having a criminal record is no longer there.
At Pardons Canada we help thousands of people each year to obtain a pardon/record suspension so that they can continue their lives without the burden of having a criminal record.
The following thank you letter is from a person we recently helped to removed an assault conviction: