Pardons

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…

Quick Guide To Marijuana Regulations in Canada

Quick Guide To Canadas Marijuana Sales And Regulations

On October 17th sparking up a joint will be legal. Smoking weed and sales of weed will be regulated just like, or in some cases, even more so than alcohol. Canadian pot smokers already use 4 times the world average and it’s not unusual to see someone smoking weed at an outdoor music festival or…

Why Should I Apply For a Pardon Now?

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Historically, putting off applying for a pardon/record suspension can be costly. Back in 2012 the Conservative government increased wait times to 5 years for summary offenses and 10 years for an indictable offense. If you became eligible to make a pardon application prior to 2012, but didn’t apply for a pardon before the laws changed, you now had to…

Record Suspensions for DUI & Driving Over .08

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In Canada, when someone refers to a ‘DUI’ they are typically talking about a criminal charge for either Operating Under the Influence, or Driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood (more commonly known as having a Blood Alcohol Content more than 0.08). A pardon, or record suspension, will seal…

Record Suspension Processing Fee $631 – Is It Fair?

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While as many as 10% of Canadians have a criminal record, most were convicted of minor crimes. Although their crimes didn’t make the news, the effect of having a criminal record extends their punishment well after their sentence is complete. Is The Cost of a Pardon/Record Suspension Preventing People from Applying? The Parole Board of Canada asked…

Pot Activist Wants Pardons & Compensation For Convictions

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Pot activist Dana Larsen wants much more than automatic criminal pardons for anyone convicted of a marijuana related crime. He wants financial compensation for every day someone spends in jail for a marijuana related crime. 11,970 British Columbians were charged with pot-related offences in 2016 alone. Marijuana Pardon Wait Times Under Canadian law, anyone convicted…

Reality Check: Automatic Pardons & Marijuana Convictions

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Although there are certainly positives that could come from the new marijuana legislation, there are a few potential problems with the idea Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put forth that there is a possibility of automatic pardons for minor marijuana convictions. The quote we see in the media is: “Once the law is changed, we will,…

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…

Do I Need Help With My Pardon Application (Record Suspension)

Do I Need Help With My Pardon Application (Record Suspension)

It makes sense to hire a professional with a history of success help you with your pardon/record suspension application. The government fee is $631 – how many times do you want to re-apply and pay that fee? Free Phone Consultation Pardon Services Ent. Manitoba offers free telephone consultations to help you get a pardon the…