Pardon Eligibility

Pardon eligibility is based on numerous factors including the waiting period after all fines and sentencing requirements have been completed. We offer a free private consultation. Simply call Mitch here in Winnipeg MB (204) 453-0099 or fill out the form on this page.

Drinking and Not Driving Yields A DUI Charge?

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It’s been over a year now that Bill C 46 made Canada’s tough driving laws even more strict. One of the biggest changes is that police officers do not require a reasonable cause to administer a breathalyzer test. One thing did stay the same: It is still illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration…

Fast, Free Pot Pardons Available This Year?

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The Liberal government has tabled Bill C-93 to amend the Criminal Records Act so that Canadians convicted of pot possession before legalization will receive a criminal pardon. The Highlights The usual filing fee of $631 will be waved. The bill is expected to pass by summer. The bill is aimed at simple possession. Roughly 55,000…

Criminal Records Surprisingly Common in Canada

A Criminal Record includes arrests even if charges are dropped.

While most people will think that the often quoted statistic that 10% of Canadians have a criminal record is high, when we break down criminal records by sex it’s even more surprising. According to Public Safety Canada*, Over 23% of Canadian males age 12 and older have a criminal record. That number is much lower…

U.S. Travel is Possible with A Pardon + U.S. Entry Waiver

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The Government of Canada has announced that they are putting a program together to pardon people with old marijuana possession charges. Many have concerns as to whether they will be able to travel to the United States after they receive a “pot pardon”. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clear that a pardon is not…

New Road Side Saliva Testing for Cannabis & Other Drugs

Cannabis Road Side Saliva Check DUI for Weed Winnipeg Manitoba

With legalization rapidly approaching Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has approved a new roadside test to check for drugs. The Draeger DrugTest 5000 will be the first saliva screening equipment to be used by Canadian law enforcement to test for illicit drug use while driving. Police forces are still able to choose the testing equipment they…

BC & Ontario Pardon Eligibility Wait Times Reduced



Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has vowed to overhaul ‘punitive’ elements of the criminal pardons system. B.C .and Ontario residents with offences prior to 2012 have had their pardon eligibility wait times for summary and indictable offences reduced to three and five years respectively. These were the eligibility waiting periods pre-Bill C-10. That’s down from five and ten…

Pardons/Record Suspensions: Am I eligible?

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How does someone determine if they are eligible for a Pardon (now called Record Suspension)? There are a few conditions that must be satisfied before you are eligible for a Record Suspension. First, you must know if your conviction was a summary or indictable offense. Knowing this will determine how long you must wait until you are eligible…