Vancouver Criminal Record Pardons Lawyer
A criminal record can negatively affect your ability to get a job, a loan, a visa, an insurance policy or place to live. In some circumstances, a pardon can clear your criminal record and resolve these problems.
Why Hire a Lawyer for Pardon Services?
You do not have to be a lawyer to apply for a pardon. However, it makes sense to have a licensed legal professional manage your pardon application.
Applying for a pardon is a complex process that can take more than two years from start to finish. Unless it is prepared correctly, the pardon application will be denied and you will need to start the process all over again.
I am Michael R. Shapray, an experienced criminal defence lawyer who represents clients in pardon applications. Don't trust your pardon application to just anyone. As a lawyer, I have a thorough understanding of the pardon process and of the consequences that mishandling a pardon application can have in someone's life.
When Can I Apply for a Pardon?
If the matter involved was a summary conviction offence, you have to wait three years from the completion of your sentence to apply for a pardon. If you were convicted of an indictable offence, you have to wait five years from sentence completion to apply.