Pardons Lawyer Toronto

Getting a pardon is not as easy as it once was. There have been changes to the federal pardon system that stem from the 2010 Canadian Press expose that Graham James, a serial predator, and a former junior hockey coach, had been quietly granted a routine Pardon back in 2007.

We will determine your eligibility. This is important as you will not waste time only to find you are ineligible or hesitate while you could have easily gotten a Pardon. Factors determining eligibility include waiting period (5 years for summary offences and 10 years for indictable offences) and the type of offence (some offences such as schedule 1 offences against minors are unpardonable).

What Is A Pardon & How Can You Apply For It?

Do you know about 1 in 10 Canadians has a criminal record? If you have one, all is not lost. You can apply for, and get a Pardon (nowadays referred to as a Record Suspension) from the Parole Board of Canada. According to the Parole Board’s statistics, there have been over 500,000 Pardons issued since 1970, with over 97% of those Pardons still in force today. There are several reasons why you should seek a Pardon.

A Pardon removes the stigma associated with having a criminal record. Without a Pardon, your record stays at the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database until you are 80, sometimes 100 years old.

A Pardon opens new doors for education, volunteer work, travel, and employment. Under Canadian law, educational institutions, employers, and community agencies can request for, and be granted your criminal record.

Although the Criminal Records Act (CRA) only applies to records in federal organizations, Ontario criminal justice agencies also restrict access criminal records after the ordering of a suspension.

How We Assist You To Get A Pardon

To get a Pardon, there is a detailed legal application process that you have to complete. This is why you need the lawyers at Costa Law Firm. Some of the things we will do for you include.

Getting a pardon is not as easy as it once was. There have been changes to the federal pardon system that stem from the 2010 Canadian Press expose that Graham James, a serial predator, and a former junior hockey coach, had been quietly granted a routine Pardon back in 2007.

We will determine your eligibility. This is important as you will not waste time only to find you are ineligible or hesitate while you could have easily gotten a Pardon. Factors determining eligibility include waiting period (5 years for summary offences and 10 years for indictable offences) and the type of offence (some offences such as schedule 1 offences against minors are unpardonable).

A Pardon opens new doors for education, volunteer work, travel, and employment. Under Canadian law, educational institutions, employers, and community agencies can request for, and be granted your criminal record.

Although the Criminal Records Act (CRA) only applies to records in federal organizations, Ontario criminal justice agencies also restrict access criminal records after the ordering of a suspension.

How We Assist You To Get A Pardon

To get a Pardon, there is a detailed legal application process that you have to complete. This is why you need the lawyers at Costa Law Firm. Some of the things we will do for you include.

Got A Case? Need Legal Help?

It is a legal requirement that you get court information from the court/s that heard your case for the Pardon hearing. We will have a criminal defence lawyer Toronto get this information on your behalf.

It is also a legal requirement that you get police records from the town where you live, and from all the places you have stayed in for more than 3 months in the past 5 years. We will get these records for you.

We will assist you carefully fill the Record Suspension Application form and submit the application to the Canadian government.

You must have paid all the fines, costs, and surcharges, you must have honored compensation, conditional sentence, probation, and restitution orders to get a Pardon. If we find you have not, we will guide you on how to go about it.

Call 416-535-6329 to ask our criminal lawyer Toronto all the questions you may have on Pardons.

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What our clients are saying.

If I could give David Costa more than 5 stars I would. The moment that I called him in 2015, I knew right away that he was the right person to represent my son. He gave my son a list of things to do to help his case. David replied to every email that I sent to him and answered all my questions no matter how many times I asked the same questions. He even talked to my son when he thought my son was not doing enough to get the best possible outcome. We are pleased with the outcome of the case. Excellent lawyer! Highly recommended! Definitely Toronto’s Top Lawyer!
Rusty Moore
Rusty Moore
15:55 16 Jan 19
David Costa was my brother’s defense lawyer on a first degree murder charge. I called the lawyer the moment my brother was arrested. There was absolutely no physical evidence against my brother. There were alibi witnesses and coroner evidence that he could not have killed the victim. And Mr. Costa did everything we asked him to do as our lawyer. He called the alibi witnesses, he made sure all evidences are preserved, he hired a PI and did an investigation of his own. He did everything he could to save my brother from jail. Our whole family is grateful to David Costa for his knowledge, experience, support and strong motivation. David is a very good man.
Jeffrey Wen
Jeffrey Wen
02:34 27 Nov 18
The charges I had were dismissed, however along the way I spoke to a couple lawyers. I stuck with David because I could tell he had a level of knowledge others didn’t. He also was always very quick to get back to me. If I ever need a lawyer in the future it will be David for sure and I also recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
James Obryant
James Obryant
17:02 15 Jan 19
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Ruth Bowen
Ruth Bowen
02:34 13 Jan 19
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Frank Elliott
Frank Elliott
06:28 13 Jan 19
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Benji Teixeira
Benji Teixeira
17:41 09 Apr 19
Excellent lawyer with great work ethics, professionalism, knowledge and understanding. I hired him to represent me for traffic violation. He explained me everything about the case and expected outcomes. He studied my case in detail and in the end got the case dismissed. Highly recommended.
Willie Sweeney
Willie Sweeney
16:47 05 Jan 19
My family and I are grateful for the positive experience we had with Costa Law firm. Kowlasar Misir, our Lawyer was extremely honest, thorough and trusting through out the entire process of our family case. We had the pleasure of meeting with Kowlasar for a second time recently and again the help and understanding surpassed my expectations.
Tania E
Tania E
15:14 28 Aug 19
Mr. Costa was a great help with my custody case. He walked me through the process step-by-step and gave me some useful tips. I am relieved now that I got a full custody of my daughter. Back than I was quite shaken by the circumstances and his confidence really was just what I needed.
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Jeanne Axy
03:25 15 Sep 19

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