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Time Frames for a Canadian Pardon

After a few years of very fast processing times for pardons applications (fast being a relative term of course) we have had to change our time frames. Pardons were being processed as quickly as 2 months for some expedited applications and 8 months for standard applications. However, due to the recent legislative debates over pardons and the subsequent restructuring at the Parole Board pardon processing has slowed down a bit. We are still the fastest in the business (despite what some of our competitors try to claim) but anyone applying for a pardon should expect 6-12 for completion of an expedited file and 12-18 months for completion of a standard file. Hopefully once the Parole Board has reorganized these times will drop again but for the moment that is what we are looking at.

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P / June 5, 2011

Hi,

I have a few minor charges on my record….all summary convictions.

My last conviction was in June 2008 for impaired driving and I received a 1 year suspension which ended in June 2009.

Am i currently allowed to apply for a pardon or is it 3 years from the end of suspension(2009).

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Michael Ashby / June 6, 2011

You will be eliigible for your pardon 3 years after you complete your sentence (which is nomrally a fine). The license suspension does not apply to the eligiblity period. But you should always start your application at least a year in advance of being eligible. It sounds to me like now if the time to get going. If you have any questions you can contact me directly at mashby@nationalpardon.org
Best Regards,
Michael Ashby

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