Many people are unaware that a DUI or Impaired Driving conviction is considered to be a criminal offence. A criminal record will stay on file forever until a pardon or record suspension is granted.
Other driving infractions that are considered to be criminal offences are care and control of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving with over 80 milligrams, refusal to provide breathe sample.
Once you have a criminal record then you cannot pass a criminal background check for the purpose of employment, volunteering, coaching or even traveling to the US.
The good news is that once a pardon or record suspension is granted, then you will be able to pass a criminal background check and your criminal record can no longer be seen by the public.
Pardons Canada helps people every day to obtain a pardon or record suspension and DUI and other driving related offences are among the most common criminal offences. The following thank you letter comes from a person we helped in Edmonton, Alberta who had a DUI conviction. As you can see in the letter, the person is incredibly relieved that a pardon was granted saying it felt better than winning a million dollars. Why? because they have their freedom back without the worry of having a criminal record be an obstacle to their lives.