Canadian Bail Hearings;

This is when a judge decides whether you should either be kept in jail or allowed to go back to the community while your case is in criminal court. If you’ve been arrested and are facing a bail hearing, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer on your side. We have extensive experience helping clients navigate the bail hearing process and secure their release from jail while their case is pending.

During a bail hearing, a judge will decide whether to grant you bail and allow you to return to the community, or keep you in jail until your case is resolved. The crown will consider a variety of factors in making this determination, including where you will live, who will supervise you, what release conditions are necessary, your job or school commitments, and any drug or alcohol issues involved in the offence.

We will work with you to present a compelling case for bail and help you understand your rights and obligations while out on bail. Don’t face this process alone – contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

The bail hearing includes the following steps;

It’s important to understand the process and what you can do to improve your chances of release. During a bail hearing, a judge will consider several factors, including the seriousness of the charges, your criminal record, and your proposed plan for release. It’s important to have a strong bail plan that demonstrates to the court where you will live and how you will be supervised while out on bail.

Your lawyer or duty counsel can assist you in preparing for this hearing and representing you in court. If you are released on bail, it’s crucial that you follow all conditions exactly to avoid being put back in jail.

Step 1

After being arrested, you have the right to a bail hearing within 24 hours if a judge is available, or as soon as possible if one isn’t. You may be taken to the courthouse or linked to the court by a video screen, where you will have the opportunity to speak with your lawyer or duty counsel.

Step 2

During the hearing, the Crown will present allegations against you and may call a witness, usually the investigating officer. It is the Crown’s responsibility to show why you should not be released on bail.

Step 3

Your lawyer or a potential surety may speak on your behalf to convince the court that you will obey your bail conditions and attend all court dates if released. The Crown will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Step 4

The judge will then decide whether to release you on bail or keep you in jail to await your trial. The court will consider the seriousness of the charges, your criminal record, and your proposed release plan. If you are released, there will likely be conditions attached to your bail that you must follow closely. If you do not follow these conditions, you may be returned to jail.



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