Pardons Canada – Withdrawn, Dismissed Criminal Charges Stick Around

pardons.org Many people who are charged with a criminal record and the charges are later withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, peace bond, conditional and absolute discharge, believe that their criminal charges just disappear. Unfortunately this is not true. If you’ve been fingerprinted by the police and charged with a criminal offence, then the charges can be seen…

Pardons Canada – Person with Peace Bond for Common Assault Gets Refused Entry to US

pardons.org We receive hundreds of calls and emails each week from people who are turned away at the US border because of an old criminal record. The Americans are becoming much more strict at the border and will deny you entry even if your criminal charge was withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, peace bond, absolute or conditional…

Pardons Canada – You Cannot Volunteer or Coach with a Criminal Record

pardons.org There are many reasons why people choose to obtain a pardon/record suspension. Mostly it is for employment or travel but often times volunteer positions and coaching for children’s sports teams now require a clean criminal background check. If you have a criminal record and even if the charges were withdrawn, dismissed, stayed, absolute or…

Pardons Canada – Bill C10 – A Human Perspective on the Negative Impact of the Bill

pardons.org There are many lives that have been negatively affected as a result of the new Omnibus Crime Bill C10. The change in Pardons legislation in making people wait longer to recieve a pardon (now termed “record suspension”) has put thousands of lives on hold. Effectively, delaying their opportunity to get jobs or travel to…