Welcome to Pardons Canada’s Community Blog
where you can Ask, Share and Join The Conversation

Mental anguish of having a criminal record

Edited by Admin
Here is an interesting client interaction I had today:
 
Client was charged with Voyeurism even though it was a consensual act – accused was filming himself and his girlfriend having sex (victim -exgirlfiend - was over the age of 18 at the time). 
 
Clients father was a former member of the RCMP (currently deceased) and I was speaking with his mother who was in complete disbelief of what had happened and the results from court. 
 
Due to Christopher's Law, which came into effect I believe in 2000/01, the client has been placed on the Sex Registry for 10 years and now cannot get a proper job, he is even completely paranoid about having someone in the car with him in case he gets pulled over and questioned and has become a recluse due to the charge.
 
He needs the Pardon in order to remove the burden / stigma surrounding the criminal record, specifically this charge, as it has weighed on him more mentally than anything else.
 
The only job he is able to hold down is as kitchen help in a local restaurant.
 
The clients eligibility is only in 2022 but because it has had such a profound impact on him he feels he needs to start it now as the first step to getting his life back on track.
 
For him it’s peace of mind knowing he had begun the process and that it is going to be done.

Reviews

19 member reviews
    Here buy my new music today on radio near you olivia pahtayken we running in circles haha
    By Eric
    Friendly staff -An organization that cares
    By JCM
    Great company. Experts in the field. Very knowledgable staff.
    Extremely knowledgeable staff with decades of experience.
    By Eric
    Great service with friendly helpful staff
    Go do it yourself people. The process is simple and you will save yourself so much money!!!! They took $350 of mine and ...
    I will be leaving negative reviews anywhere and everywhere possible. You are thieves!
    I am writing to thank Jessica A. for helping me get my pardon. The parole board requested more supporting information i...
    Impeccable service! We are fortunate to have such an institution who cares more about helping anyone with a record, reg...
    Amazing company. I have been involved with them for over 15 years. Incredible wealth of knowledge and very professional ...

Still Have Questions?

Ask An Expert

Popular Posts