Bail Hearings

Oshawa Lawyers Representing Clients At Bail Hearings

When seeking bail, time is of the essence. If you or someone you know has not been released following arrest, you have the right to be brought to Court for a bail hearing within 24 hours or as soon as possible. At a bail hearing you have the opportunity to present your case for release. The Judge or Justice of the Peace will make one of two decisions: either you will be released on bail subject to certain conditions, or you will remain in custody until your case comes before the Court.

If you are not released on bail, you will be held in jail until your trial is heard, which might not be for many months or even a year. If you are denied bail it could cause tremendous damage to your life, your family and your career. That is why it is of the utmost importance that you work with lawyers who have the availability to start working on your case right away and the experience to prepare a successful case as quickly as possible.

Our Durham Region Lawyers Protect Your Rights

At a normal bail hearing, the Crown will inform the Court of the police allegations, and it may involve you or your potential sureties giving evidence on the witness stand to assist the Court in making a decision. A surety is someone who agrees to supervise you and will be liable for the amount of money specified in the recognizance.

Detention is justified only if deemed necessary on one or more of the following grounds:

  • To make sure you attend court
  • To protect the public
  • To maintain confidence in the administration of justice

The lawyers at Affleck & BarrisonLLP, have years of experience representing clients at bail hearings for criminal charges, bail hearings involving breach of recognizance or breach of other court orders. Because we recognize the importance of being able to speak with a lawyer immediately, we maintain a 24-hour emergency service line, and our office is steps away from the Durham Consolidated Courthouse. We are here for you when you need us.

Contact Our Lawyers For Your Bail Hearing | Serving Pickering, Ajax and Whitby

We take the steps needed to protect your best interests, both immediate and long term. Contact us online or at 905-404-1947 to speak with an experienced criminal defence lawyer if you are facing a bail hearing.