What is a Bail Hearing?
When you are arrested, the police can either release you back into the community or bring you before a Court for a bail hearing. At a bail hearing, the accused person will be given the opportunity to make their case for release. Bail hearings occur before a Judge or a Justice of Peace who will consider a number of factors when determining whether or not you can be released.
What occurs during a Bail Hearing?
A Judge or Justice of the Peace will consider a number of factors:
- Whether or not you will attend court or you will leave the jurisdiction.
- Whether there is a “substantial likelihood” that the accused will commit further crimes.
- Whether or not you have a criminal record or pending charges.
- The strength of the prosecution’s case.
- The seriousness of the offence.
- The circumstances surrounding the commission of the offence.
- Whether the accused is liable for a potentially lengthy term of imprisonment.
How can a Lawyer assist you?
As an experienced criminal defence lawyer, we recognize the importance of a Bail Hearing as a first step in defending a criminal charge. Our goal as Bail hearing lawyers is to always ensure our clients spend minimal time in custody before their release. We always fight to have the most favorable Bail conditions implemented for our clients. Alex De Boyrie of De Boyrie Law will always be available to you and give you the best chance of being released to return to your daily life!
Alex’s experience ranges from working on bail hearings, sexual offences, weapons and firearms, assault charges, drug offences, youth crimes, Impaired Driving, firearms and weapons, harassment, and manslaughter matters. We are covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.