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Steps in the Criminal Record Life Cycle

July 29, 2011

What happens when one is convicted of an offense, and what steps are taken in order to obtain a criminal record? Here is a brief outline of the steps taken.

  • Listed in CPIC
  • Person of interest
  • Arrest
  • Court appearance
  • Criminal record

If you currently hold a criminal record and think you may be eligible to have your offense Pardoned, contact Express Pardons today to being your application process. Or visit for more information.


Key Points dealing with Conditional Discharge

July 28, 2011

The court may grant you a conditional discharge in the event that your conviction is a minor offense. Lets look at some of the key factors involved in Conditional Discharges.

  • Conditional discharges come with specific conditions that must be obeyed
  • Conditional discharges usually come with a curfew
  • These discharges can appear on your record for 3 years after completion of the sentence
  • A judge can only grant a conditional discharge if they do not see you as a threat to the community

If you would like to make sure your conditional discharge has been sealed, then let Express Pardon help you in applying for a Pardon. Visit for more information.

Criminal Records in Canada are Permanent

July 27, 2011

If you were convicted of your offense as an adult over the age of 18 then your criminal record will stay with your for life. Here are just a few ways have a criminal record can affect your future.

  • You will not be able to apply for Canadian Citizenship
  • You will not be able to adopt
  • You will not be able to apply for just any job
  • You will not be able to become a volunteer
  • You will not be able to apply at just any school
  • You will not be able to travel without complications

Do you really want to have a criminal record from your past continue to affect your decisions about your future? find out today if you are eligible for a Pardon and apply now.

Steps to obtaining a Criminal Record

July 27, 2011

Today Express Pardons outlines 5 key steps to obtaining a criminal record.

  • Offense is listed with the CPIC
  • Temporary referred to as a “person of interest”
  • Arrest
  • First court appearance
  • Conviction and criminal record

If you have a criminal record for a past offence and are eligible for a Pardon, now is the best time to begin your application process. Call Express Pardons today or visit for more infomation.

The Canadian Governments Role in Pardons Today

July 22, 2011

Every 4 years we face elections and the chance of a new Government, which also brings new changes.  With our new Conservative Majority Government those changes include a new legislation that will heavily impact Canadian Pardons and the entire application process.

  • We will face a stricter eligibility requirements
  • Exponentially higher application fees
  • An exclusion of many currently eligible applicants
  • Longer processing times

And this is just the beginning as more changes may lay ahead. If you are in need of a pardon for your past offenses, start the process today and choose a trusted Pardon processing service to get the job done. Why go to the RCMP or Services Canada for information on Pardons when there are specialized services available like Express Pardons who will give you everything you need to know and will get the job done.

Immigration to Canada while holding a Criminal Record

July 20, 2011

You will face many challenges when applying for your Canadian citizenship while holding a criminal record. Here are just a few setbacks you may run into:

  • You may face deportation
  • Your application may be denied
  • Application may be put on hold
  • Your permanent residence status may be revoked

Why take the chance? If you are serious about applying for Canadian Citizenship and currently hold a criminal record then start your Pardon application process TODAY.

Specialized Pardon Services VS Service Canada

July 19, 2011

There are many benefits to using a specialized Pardon service, instead of going with Service Canada. Today Express Pardons; A Leading Pardon Service, highlights some points that may help you make your decision as to who to go with when processing your Pardon.

Consider these key factors when choosing your Pardon Service:

  • How much do you enjoy waiting in line ups? Service Canada assists 32 Million Canadians.
  • Do you love waiting on hold for what seems like forever?
  • When calling a specialized Pardon Services office there is generally one direct line and key staff in place ready to answer your questions.
  • Would you rather deal with a competent staff person knowledgeable in all things Pardon related or a customer service rep that will need to direct you to someone who may be able to help?
  • Wouldn’t it be more efficient for you to have all your questions answered in one go instead of being redirected and given a bunch of informational material to go through?

Going with a specialized Pardon Service such as Express Pardons is highly recommended if you prefer efficiency, and one on one assistance with all your Pardon related inquiries.