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Charged with DUI in Ontario? Fight The Charges.
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Here are 10 reasons why you may consider seeking an Ontario criminal record pardon (this is now called a “Record Suspension”) to expunge or erase your criminal record.

Employment

It is becoming more of a prerequisite for many types of employment that a criminal record check be completed before you are considered. Getting a pardon can eliminate the possibility of being overlooked for a job you deserve.

Self-Employment

Just because you are self-employed does not mean a criminal record will not affect you. Before sub-contracting to an individual or to a business, many companies now require criminal record searches for all employees and owners.

Career Advancement

Before you are awarded a promotion, many companies conduct criminal record checks on those who have applied for career advancements. A criminal record may lead to you being refused the promotion, or may result in your dismissal.

Crossing The Border

The United States does not recognize Canadian pardons, however, getting a pardon will remove your record from CPIC and therefore make it non-existent to the American border crossing authorities.

Immigration

If the possibility to work or study abroad presents itself a criminal record can impose unnecessary burden. Also, Canadian Immigration (“CIC”) often rejects applications for refugee status, landed status and citizenship.

Volunteer Work

Many organizations require you complete a criminal record check before you are able to volunteer. Do not miss an opportunity to go on a class trip with your child, coach a sports team or become involved in your community because you have a criminal record.

Custody of Your Children

The existence of a criminal record can be an important factor in custody battles and separation proceedings. Your child custody and visitation rights may be reduced or eliminated because of a criminal record.

Further Offences

In the event that you are charged with a further impaired driving offence, a pardon will wipe your record and lead to that offence being treated as a first. This can mean the difference between serving jail time and paying a fine.

Apartment Rental

Many rental application forms ask if you have a criminal record. It may be difficult to find a place to rent if you have a criminal record. A pardon will eliminate this burden.

Peace of Mind

Give yourself the peace of mind knowing that your criminal record no longer exists. We will walk you through the sometimes complicated procedure so you can continue life without worry that your past will surface at any time to haunt you from a distant past.

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I had my first trouble with law couple of months and we found Edmund Chang. He helped me through all the process professionally moreover, he really cares about my best interest, he will check if I comfortable with all decisions we were going to make and if not, he will not push it. Other things that really stand out, he is approachable as well as responsive to follow up. In the end, we settled the case and I can move on.read more
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
I was charged with over 0.80 and Impaired Driving charges. I didn't think I had any chance, but Justin Marchant managed to get me out with a careless driving charge. Thanks to him, I don't have a criminal record!!! Very friendly, sharp, professional, and dedicated individual. He did a great job prepping me for the trial, and prepping for the case. I highly recommend this firm, as if it wasn't for them, I'm not sure what would have happened to my life. I made a nasty mistake, one which I will never ever make again. Some lessons have a big price to be learned.read more
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 Jun 18
Recently I was charged with over .80, Justin Marchand help me WIN this charge, from the moment I contacted him, he was very professional and upfront, He always responded to my calls and answered all my questions, He prepared me really well before trial. I would 100% recommend him and his team, Job Well done… “Sometimes good people make mistakes”read more
S F
17:16 07 Jun 18
Mr. Marchand is an amazing lawyer. He is very personable and professional. My case was a very long and drawn out case, but Mr. Marchand always kept up with everything and I was always well informed. I really appreciated that he would take the time to fully explain his thought process/strategy and was never condescending. Even though this was a stressful time, Mr. Marchand made it a great experience and took care of everything.read more
Rochelle Jenifer
17:30 15 Jun 18
Once again amazing ! I am writing this review as I always refer my friends to this firm. THEY ARE THE BEST ! My friend was pulled over at the us border on a random check and in turn got charged with a refusal. My friend did not know that refusing to take a breathalyzer was a criminal offence. In fact as soon as he realized it he asked the officers to take it but they refused him. In turn he was charged with a refusal. Aitken Robertson specializes in DUI and cases such as this.. so it was an immediate call to them that i put in for him. Right then and there they took over. As usual, they offered a payment plan and of course they took care of everything all the pre-trial meetings etc. Justin was the laywer for him and not only is he the MOST thorough he is the most out for justice. He found the errors that the officers made and he used it to my friends advantage. He went above and beyond to find the best resolution with the crown. He went above and beyond to give my friend all his options. And the best part is that NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. It was reduced basically down to a speeding ticket as a result of Justins hard work. The whole firm is stellar. They take time to go through your disclosure to confirm any and all details are correct.The justice system is a corrupted one and im thankful these lawyers know how to find a way to help us through that. Justin once again did an amazing job. Susan at the firm is great she helps out with payment plans etc. Brenda is great. Robert of course its just a great team of laywers. Do not go anywhere else ! I will recommend them time and time again.read more
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