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...

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

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, people are often confused over the exact meaning of the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt”. In a...

Domestic Assault Charges

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 by family either because of family discord or by the strict...

Can I Sign Bail – What is a Surety?

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. A justice of the peace (JP) will usually decide whether or not to let an accused person out on bail...
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