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Question about record suspensions

append delete Princessk

Anyone know how long a record suspension is taking? Anyone applied? How long was it?

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append delete #1. Sha

Hi @Princessk

If you have all your paper work correct, it can be from 6 - 9 months. Mine took roughly 9 months from applying.

Hope this helps!

append delete #2. PrincessK

thank you

append delete #3. JOHN ROGERS

IN Ontario and BC they are called Pardons again.

Times: If you have 1 or 2 summary convictions, where the court documents SAY its a summary conviction, you can get a Pardon in less than a year usually. (this is a very short line-up)

If you are anything OTHER than what i described, the Parole Board part alone takes at least 9-12 months, so about 18-24 months.

The fee you pay is the same, there is no "higher fee" for a faster pardon. Anyone advertising "expedited service" is just trying to get more money out of you.

If you live in any other province, its a Record Suspension still.

Eligibility, 3 or 5 years after your sentence in Ontario and BC every other province is still 5 or 10 years after your sentence.

This means WHERE YOU PRESENTLY LIVE, not where you were convicted.

append delete #4. JOHN ROGERS

Because not a lot of people talk about Pardons, I should give a rundown and why they take the time they do.

Fingerprints: 1 month
Court Documents: Some places can be 30 days or less (Old City Hall is very fast) Others like Brampton or Scarborough or Surrey, are brutally long and can take up to 6 months.

Local Police Check : 4-6 weeks

You write out your "measurable benefits" (one day)

Parole Board in Ottawa - short lineup 1-3 months Long line-up 9-12 months

These times are accurate and up to date as of January 2018. I will post here when they finally change the Pardon process and drop the $631 fee.

append delete #5. ffff

i was told directly from parole board lady that it takes 1 to 2 years after submitting.. ....been waiting since last august

append delete #6. John Rogers

I will place this here.

The Federal Govt is supporting the idea of giving a 'simpler' pardon to people convicted of one drug possession, as long as its marijuana, and under 30 grams.

What we are waiting to hear, is what is considered "proof"? If you must PROVE its under 30 grams, this might be difficult. Court documents rarely have this information and summary convictions are only retained for 15 years. (Indictable 40)

Police reports MAY be an alternative, but hopefully the will accept an affidavit.

I will keep everyone updated.

append delete #7. John Rogers

Details will come in the following weeks, but this is what we know so far.

-Must be a possession of marijuana (did not specify if more than one)
-Must be under 30 grams
-No waiting period (so technically no longer a 3 year wait plus the sentence in Ontario and BC 5 years in other provinces)
-no fee (save the $631)

And that is according to Minister Goodales news conference as of 9:41 this morning.

append delete #8. Michelle

#7, Thank John, I agree it is going to be difficult to provide the "proof"...also do you know if the entire Pardon Application Form has to be filled out like a regular pardon, and what about people who have other convictions. Do we submit 2 different pardon applications? Also, it should be noted that US Customs was on CTV NEWS and Advised that a "Pardon" is not recognized by the USA, and you may be denied with a Pardon.


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