How Can a Criminal Record Impact Your Life?

At Pardon & Waiver Experts, we deal with lots of clients who are facing negative consequences as a result of their Canadian How Can a Criminal Record Impact Your Life? Many erroneously believe that when you convicted of a crime, you simply serve your sentence and then move on with your life. It's not quite that simple, as a criminal record can haunt you for a lifetime, especially in the case of more serious crimes. So how does a criminal record affect your life? Consider some of the following points:
  • A criminal record may make you ineligible for certain employment positions, especially those involving government agencies, schools/work with children, and even positions where you handle money in the case of those who are convicted of a theft.
  • You may be prevented from traveling outside of Canada, as virtually all countries require you to declare criminal convictions. They may opt to deny entry to a convicted criminal.
  • You may find it more difficult to get custody of your children in the event of a divorce or custody dispute.
  • Convicted criminals may be denied a property lease, as many landlords run background checks and do not want to rent properties to convicted criminals.
Generally, the more recent the conviction, the more problematic it can be, but in some cases such as traveling outside of Canada, a nation reserves the right to deny entry to anyone convicted of a criminal at any time, even decades ago! If you would like to apply for a record suspension or pardon of your Canadian criminal record, Pardon & Waiver Experts can assist, as we specialize in walking clients through the process. Many can obtain a pardon or suspension in as little as eight months.