When you get to court, you will be held in the court cells until the court is ready to deal with your case. While you’re sitting in the cells, several things happen. Your lawyer or, if you don’t have a lawyer, duty counsel will speak to you. Your lawyer will also speak with any sureties […]
The conditions of bail depend upon the type of offence. For example, for an assault that is domestic in nature (the complainant is a spouse, family member, etc.), you’re very likely to see a condition that the accused not have contact, direct or indirect, with the complainant. Many times you’ll see an area restriction or […]
A person who qualifies for bail has not actually been found guilty of anything; they are still waiting for the trial. One of the things we are sometimes able to do when working with the United States’ authorities is to get them to agree to a bail that would permit the person to come back […]
Bail is available for everyone charged with an offence, not but everyone receives it. A number of factors are looked at. The first point the court considers is whether this person has roots in the community and whether or not he will attend court as required. If he is strongly connected to the community, for […]
Across the province of Ontario, a system is in place that comes into play when a person pleads guilty of domestic assault. It is known either as PARS (Partner Assault Response Systems) or the EIP (Early Intervention Program).