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Bail Variations

Individuals facing criminal charges are often released on bail while they await trial. When released, the accused individual will be provided with a “recognizance” or other Court order which dictates the terms of release. The recognizance is essentially a document which states that the accused individual is released on bail and stipulates the conditions of that release. An individual released on bail will often have to comply with a variety of conditions upon their release. Some typical conditions are: A curfew; A prohibition against possessing drugs, alcohol, or weapons; A driving suspension; A prohibition against communicating or having contact with specific individuals; Remain in the province of Ontario. According to the terms of the recognizance, the accused person is bound to comply with the terms of their bail until the completion of their trial. However, due to the delays in the Toronto criminal justice system, an individual often may have…

29 Jun 2009

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

23 Jun 2009

Most people know that for an individual to be convicted of a criminal offence, the Crown must prove his or her guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. At the same time,…

Toronto Lawyers, Kostman & Pyzer...

19 Jun 2009

On June 1st, 2001 senior Toronto lawyers ( Toronto lawyers with ten years or more of experience) made headlines earlier this week when they voted to stop accepting legal aid…

Domestic Assault Charges

10 Jun 2009

In our experience as criminal defence lawyers, domestic assault charges are very common in Toronto courts. Individuals accused of domestic assault are often deprived of the support system usually provided…

Can I Sign Bail – What is a Surety?

9 Jun 2009

When one of our clients is accused of a crime and taken into custody, our first responsibility as criminal defence lawyers is to help that client get out on bail.…

Discharges

8 Jun 2009

What is a Discharge? If you are charged with a criminal offence, the criminal defence lawyers at Kostman & Pyzer, Barristers will endeavor to help you avoid a criminal record.…

New Impaired Driving Laws

2 Jun 2009

The Ontario government has recently made some important changes to the laws governing impaired driving. At Kostman & Pyzer, we are often approached by individuals who have been charged with…