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What is Bail Hearing?

At a bail hearing wether or not the accused will be held in custody is decided. When someone is charged with a criminal offence(s) and arrested, they may be released at the scene of their arrest, from the police station, or later at their bail hearing.  If released from the scene of their arrest or the police station they are released using a summons, Appearance Notice, Promise to Appear (with or without an undertaking), or Recognizance of Bail (with or without an undertaking). If they are not released they will have to have a bail hearing. Bail hearings occur in a criminal courthouse shortly following the accused’s arrest. At a bail hearing a person’s release is determined. The Judge or Justice of the Peace will make a determination as to weather or not the accused will be released or held in custody until the criminal charges…

6 Oct 2016

What is a Guilty Plea for a Criminal Offence?

6 Oct 2016

A guilty plea has serious consequences for the accused. Guilty pleas What should I do before deciding whether to plead guilty or not? It is important…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gregory Parsons

5 Oct 2016

Gregory Parsons was wrongfully convicted of killing his own mother. When Gregory Parsons was only nineteen he would endure an unbelievable hardship of a wrongful conviction…

Is it a Crime to Lie to the Police and/or...

4 Oct 2016

You can be charged with criminal offences for lying to the police.   It is a crime in Canada to lie to the police and/or the…

Is it Possible to Get a Domestic Assault...

29 Sep 2016

It is not up to the complainant whether to withdraw charges in a domestic assault case It is possible to have domestic assault charges withdrawn. A…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Leighton Hay

28 Sep 2016

Leighton Hay spent more than 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In 2002, when Leighton Hay was only 19 years old…

Is it Crime to Skinny Dip?

27 Sep 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for skinny dipping. Skinny dipping, the act of swimming naked, can potentially be a criminal offence in Canada, depending…