Letter Blogging: Time Frames for a Pardon
One of my competitors has a blog that I watch from time to time. And I find it amusing because every blog entry reads like this:
“Here is a letter from a happy client who loves us…”
And then the entry continues with a letter congratulating the company on its excellence. It is not for me to decide whether or not the letter is a fake. And I am also not in the business of disgracing my competition which is why I have not named names. But…I am willing to do a pardon or waiver for half price to the first person who actually reads this blog AND discovers the competitor I am referring to. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ I wouldÂ be very happy if someone actually managed toÂ do this.Â Â
In the meantime I thought it would be fun to turn things around. So, in the interest of blog entries that are nothing more than letters from one person to another here is a letter I sent to an actual person whoÂ asked meÂ how long the pardon procedure takes to complete. I guarantee it is 100% authentic.
Our expedited service is only applicable as far as the work done in our office in concerned. Once the file is sent to the Parole Board it is out of our hands. That being said we are seeing our expedited files finished within 2-Â 8 months right now (that estimate includes time at the National Parole Board). Of course there are always exceptions since we are dealing with the government, which is why we cannot guarantee this timeÂ but that is honestly the average response we expect at the moment.
You should also be aware that expedited services are only available if the client is currently eligible or if he/she will be eligible very soon. We have no way of getting around the probationary periods imposed by the Parole Board.
As for emergency pardons there are some situations that warrant special treatment by the Parole Board. The work on our side does not change but if we can provide proof of emergency status then the response time from the Parole Board can be shortened. However, work is not a valid reason because work is the number one reason people finally get around to obtaining a pardon. Unfortunately, our clients tend to wait until the criminal record is adversely affecting something in their life before realizing the importance of the application.
I hope that information helps. Please let me know if you have further questions or if you would like to get a file started.
(514) 842-2411 x 227