BAIL

Do you know someone that has been arrested by the police and was taken into custody?

Bail is another name for “judicial interim release.” If a person has been detained in custody by the police, a person may appear on the “bail list.” A Crown attorney then makes the decision if they are consenting to the person having bail or if they are opposed. If the Crown is opposed to release, a person can then have a bail hearing in front of a judge.

If a judge denies a person bail, that person will have to deal with their charges while in custody. If the person plans on having a trial, he or she can remain in custody for a very long time. Making the right decisions about your bail strategy is vital to fighting your case in the long term.

A lawyer can often serve as the go-between for persons awaiting bail and supports in the community. The lawyer can then help put together a “bail plan”, which can help persuade the Crown attorney or the judge that a person can be safely released from custody back into the community. A lawyer also can speak on your behalf at the bail hearing.

After you’ve been granted or denied bail, your matters will appear in adjournment court.

If you’d like Scott Wilson to help you – or someone you know – with bail, please contact him by telephone at (204) 415-5544 ext 7.