Maria Muenz, a former employee of Alberta Justice, founded The Pardon Group in 2002. Since then, hundreds of Canadians across the country (and citizens of other countries who possess a Canadian Criminal Record) with criminal records have obtained Pardons/Record Suspensions with the assistance of The Pardon Group. Maria and her team work exclusively with top Criminal lawyers, recognizing that additional expertise is often required to successfully complete the Record Suspension or Waiver application process and to ensure the greatest likelihood in obtaining the desired result.
Throughout the years Maria Muenz, President of The Pardon Group, has been highly recommended by Criminal Defense Lawyers, Crown Prosecutors, Court Clerks and Judges. Many of her clients come through referrals from such professionals, as well as from previous clients who received their Record Suspension or U.S. Waivers.
Since the significant changes to the Criminal Records Act in 2012, clients require more assistance in preparing Record Suspension applications than ever before. The Pardon Group prides itself on remaining abreast of changing laws and regulations and is thereby able to represent clients extremely well. Since 2012, the Parole Board of Canada is scrutinizing every Record Suspension application, therefore, it is of vital importance that your application is handled by competent, knowledgeable and compassionate professionals, who will work tirelessly to optimize your chance of success. With more than 15 years of experience in the area of Record Suspensions and U.S. Waivers, Maria has honed the skills necessary to effectively represent her clients.
The Pardon Group provides services in English, Spanish and Italian, and Maria has frequently worked in the Criminal Courts providing translation in all of these languages, in addition to bringing these same skills to her diverse clientele at The Pardon Group.
Unlike many of their competitors, The Pardon Group provides personalized representation to each of their clients and fights vigorously to obtain the best results. The Pardon Group prides itself on being able to solve unique and exceptionally complex cases and goes the “extra mile” for their clients with a very high success rate in obtaining Record Suspensions and US Waivers for their clients.
With 30 years of experience in Criminal Law, Rick Muenz and his associate lawyers represent clients in Calgary and surrounding rural communities throughout Southern Alberta.
Rick has practiced exclusively in the area of Criminal Defence Law since 1993 and is a member of the Law Societies of Alberta and British Columbia. He has appeared in every level of court in the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has also appeared before administrative bodies such as the Driver Control Board, Transportation Safety Board and the Law Enforcement Review Board.
Rick has been a guest instructor for LESA (Legal Education Society of Alberta) for many years, including the “Intensive Trial Advocacy” program. He has also been a guest lecturer of the Bar Admission course in Alberta and has participated as a volunteer instructor with the University of Calgary Student Legal Assistance. He was recently invited to make presentations to both the Provincial Court of Alberta Judges and Alberta Court of Queen's Bench annual educational conferences.
Muenz Criminal Law offers a full range of legal services for criminal charges, from impaired driving offences and drug offences to crimes of violence, including sexual assault, domestic assault, assault causing bodily harm, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Rick has also defended individuals charged with murder, attempted murder, theft and fraud, in addition to numerous other types of criminal charges.
Don't face the brunt of a criminal charge alone. Muenz Law Office will protect your rights and help you navigate through the system.