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@John, LOL..I use that same logic, I refer to "if there the stayed or withdrawn charge would have been a conviction, client would be eligible to for the Pardon under the guidelines" . I find Alternative measures, abit more tricky, then I refer to Conditional and Absolute Discharges, where a person has to admit guilt same as Alternative measures, if C. and A. can be purged automatic, why should Alternative Measures..be a problem..
There are some appeals I write that are what you expect, typical "I have changed I beg you to reconsider" types, but if I see a Pardon being rejected for reasons I suspect are racist, or arbitrary, I actually write very aggressively. I will not accept a bunch of middle class white civil servants living in Ottawa passing judgement on a client who was arbitrarily "questioned" by police because he was a black male in a bad area.
One of my favorite tactics is to point out that if the person WAS convicted, they would be eligible for a pardon anyways, therefore you CANNOT deny them a pardon based on the fact they were merely CHARGED. (If the facts back that up)
The parole board before 2012 was a very impartial and I felt "fair" body. When Stephen Harper made his changes, and appointed a bunch of people who had donated to his party to the parole board (and that information is all publicly known) the board became a different animal. Why would the parole board need to see PICTURE ID of an applicant? Because someone might be paying, with your fingerprints somehow to seal your criminal record? I argued with the Parole Board and Conservative MP's about this. No one has ever fraudulently "sealed" a record for someone else. But the Pardon officer wants to see a "face" when giving a pardon...for what? Why does this white pardon officer need to see the color of the persons skin...and make a judgement based on that?
I caught Mark Hummel. pardon officer LYING. He was a defence lawyer from St Catherines, conservative volunteer and donated money to the party. He was rewarded with a plum position. He LIED about a police report and tried to deny a pardon for a Pardons Canada client. Luckily, I am ALWAYS thorough. I got the police report and DEMANDED Mark Hummel be removed. They granted the client the pardon instead. I NEVER get a pardon from that officer.
Notice I am not afraid to use his name? Because I have the PROOF. And when you have the evidence and tell the truth, you have nothing to fear.
@John and Jazzsaxx1..John explained the Propose to Deny correctly and when and why they can happen. I also agree, unlike Waiver appeals, Propose to Deny can be easily won, with back up documents and carefully worded appeal letters. I find that in many cases, the Propose to Deny is a weak attempt to deny a Pardon, and if you can provide a strong comeback, you will usually win. Just my opinion.
"Propose to deny" in MOST cases is because the person had police contact AFTER their last conviction. So in most cases its not arbitrary. Because we do fingerprints, we get clients from different pardon companies that do not fingerprint frequently. This, and because I get a lot of referrals, leads to me doing a LOT of these appeals.
Two simple examples.
"Steve" has a criminal record, last conviction in 2010. In 2016, he had an argument with his neighbor, police were called. Whether charges were laid or NOT, a police report will result in an automatic propose to deny. If Steve has a reasonable explanation, we have no problem overcoming to propose to deny and he gets the pardon.
"Dave" has a conviction in 2012 and in 2018, he is pulled over by police for 'driving while black' and cocaine is found in his car. He goes to court and the charge is dismissed because the police had NO REAL REASON to search is car. He gets a propose to deny, but he is NOT getting a Pardon.
"Bill" sold a friend a gun in 2009 and he went and killed a little girl. He has been out of trouble since. He could get a Propose to Deny just because a pardon "would bring the administration of justice into disrepute". He gets a propose to deny. He COULD get the pardon if he says the right things. That is usually what people pay me for.
I have had 4 clients in the past few months who were like "Bill". Their cases were "icky". (people died and the PBC were afraid it would look bad to give them a pardon)
Waiver letters allow a certain degree of creativity, but I would say writing up Pardon appeals is my "favorite", especially if its challenging. Unlike a waiver appeal that rarely is successful, I can usually get a pardon appealed successfully. Or at least I will know right away if there is a chance.
Was this under the old rules (5 years) or new rules (10 years) for the provinces they apply to?
You would think that for someone who had an "I" conviction and not an "S"... and went through their whole sentence.... and then the 10 years.... (in my case would be 15 at pardon)... and then showed a whole pile of reformation and everything else they would consider not denying those.
Funny how they say our system is based on restorative justice, reformation, etc, but you can't even remove something over time.
I get the impression they are back to full staff but using the "excuse" of Covid to not answer the phone. I do have an email I use for them, so let me know if you need that.
As for processing credit cards, I know what you mean. We sometimes get clients who don't have a credit card, so they pay us the money, and we put it on our credit card, but that can really pile up at $644.88 a shot.
Service Canada is still not open for biometrics here, so we get a lot of calls asking if we can do them instead.
John, any idea when the Parole Board will start answering the phone? I have sent several messages and receive a standard response - due to COVID - expect delays. They are not answering on specific files. I am receiving old applications, but no updates on any new files I have sent in since March. They are not even processing credit cards. I have a client who does not understand that the world is in a Pandemic and that the Federal Government offices are still closed or on very limited staff. Service Canada here is still not open to the public for Immigration. So frustrating..
Michelle indeed is talented and we have both previously worked for law enforcement agencies. She has a special understanding of the Canada Criminal Code and I can say has had the special training to do these cases. This is why I always tell people to shy away from the Discount Waiver Companies since they often have people that have received no legal training and nor have they ever worked for any government agencies.
Accreditation is good but you also need someone that clearly knows what they are doing. Michelle is accredited and has the knowledge so this is good. Accreditation is not the end all though since a person can be accredited but has not had the proper training and experience from working for professional organizations like a law firm or a government agency.
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Michelle is not only very experienced, but very honest and reliable. I highly recommend her. As you can see, I am quick to be as critical of people who do not do what they promise, and call out those who are not reliable.
I am quick to praise Michelle because she runs her business ethically and I have referred clients to her in the past who were out west. She is also Accredited by the RCMP, which tells me that outside of my opinion, the RCMP has carefully vetted Michelle.
As anyone who has followed this forum has seen, Michelle gives great advice, and is a great choice for a Pardon or a Waiver.
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