Bail and Breaches
The police may not release you from the station after charging you. "Bail" or "judicial interim release" restores your right to roam free, sometimes under strict conditions. If you do not get bail, you will wait for your trial, or for your matter to resolve by way of a guilty plea, in a pre-trial detention facility - that-is in jail.
We can help you in crafting the best release plan possible. In some instances, this will involve connecting you with numerous resources (e.g., parents, relatives, friends, recovery facilities, past and current counsellors, probation officers, etc.).
If your release plan does not satisfy counsel for the Crown, then your matter can be set for a contested bail hearing, and a judge will decide whether you get bail, or if you are to remain in jail until your matter is tried or resolved.
If you are out on bail and wish to have certain conditions removed or changed, we can also assist you. This is called a bail variation.
Breaching one or more of your bail conditions is a crime in and of itself. Therefore, you could be found innocent of the crime(s) you were accused of in the first place, but still face punishment for the breach(es) of your bail.
Obtaining bail and dealing with breaches of bail has consequences early and in the final outcome of your case.
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