Pardons Canada – A Peace Bond for Assault Can Still Hinder Your Freedom

pardons.org It happens often that a fight ensues between two parties (spouses, neighbours, road rage, parents, children, etc.) and the fight gets so heated that the police are called. Once the police are called they usually end up charging those involved.  Once charged, they are fingerprinted and photographed at the police station, even before they…

Pardons Canada – Don’t Apply for NEXUS Until You Get a Pardon/Record Suspension

pardons.org If you are thinking of applying for NEXUS and have ever been charged by the police, make sure you get a file destruction, pardon or record suspension before making the application. We have received many distressed calls from people who did not think their old charge would show up, and next thing they know,…

Pardons Canada – No Criminal Conviction and Still Refused Entry at US Border

pardons.org The Americans are getting even more strict at the US border if you have ever been charged or convicted of a criminal offence. Even if the charge is withdrawn, dismissed, peace bond, stayed, absolute or conditional discharged, its important to get a file destruction to remove the prints, photos, court and police records so…

Pardons Canada – Declined for Job Because of Peace Bond

pardons.org We receive many calls and emails from people who are in shock that their criminal charge showed up in a criminal check.  They are surprised because in many cases the charge was withdrawn, stayed, dismissed, peace bond, absolute or conditionally discharged, yet it still showed up when the criminal check was done. If you…

Pardons Canada – How a Peace Bond Can Interfere with Employment

pardons.org Assault is the most common criminal charge in Canada.  Often, once the case goes to court the charges are withdrawn, stayed, peace bond, absolute or conditional discharged. In many cases, a full conviction is given and it can be considered a summary or indictable offence depending on the severity of the situation. Many people…

Pardons Canada – Dropped Charges Still Show Up on Criminal Record Checks

pardons.org We receive many calls and emails from people who are surprised that their criminal record is still showing up on a criminal background check even though the charges were dropped. It is not uncommon that a person will be fingerprinted following an arrest of assault, or theft or uttering threats, and later the criminal…