Criminal Charges

Pardons for Criminal Code Convictions

**Notice of Changes to the Pardon’s Program under Bill C-10
(Safe Streets and Communities Act)** 

Effective March 13, 2012

  • The term “pardon” is replaced with the term “record suspension”
  • The waiting period for a record suspension has increased (see below for applicable waiting periods)
  • Individuals convicted of certain offences, and those who have been convicted of more than three indictable offences, each with a sentence of two or more years, are now ineligible for a record suspension

Once you have been convicted of a criminal offence, the record of that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Having a criminal record can affect your ability to get a job or cross the border for business or travel.

Have you been convicted of a criminal offence? Unable to get a job because of something that happened years ago?

You may be eligible to apply for a record suspension through the National Parole Board of Canada. Call X-Copper for a free consultation to discuss your situation and the possibility of applying for a record suspension. A criminal record will stay with you for the rest of your life unless you are granted a record suspension.

You can apply for a record suspension provided you have completed your sentence and a required period of time has passed since the completion of all sentences. 

  • All fines, restitution, compensation order, probation and/or parole, imprisonment sentences, etc. have been completed; and you have waited
  • 5 years - Summary Conviction
  • 10 years - Indictable Conviction
  • 10 years - Personal injury offence conviction under s.752 of the Criminal Code

X-Copper is committed to providing effective legal representation you can afford.

Call our Pardons Division now for your free consultation at 1-888-XCOPPER (1-888-926-7737) or click here for a free online quote.

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