What happens after an arrest?
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - to remain silent is the most important. Whatever happens, do not make a statement to the police until you consult with a lawyer. Gregory Leslie Law Office is available 24 hours a… Read More
Can I represent Myself?
You do not need a lawyer to represent you in court. If you do not have a lawyer, you will have to do everything that a lawyer would do to prepare your case and appear… Read More
What is an indictable offence and what is a summary offence?
a. Indictable offences are the most serious. Murder; aggravated sexual assault; robbery; break and enter; and theft over $5,000 are examples.
b. Summary offences are less serious. Unless otherwise noted, they carry a maximum penalty… Read More
How do I bail someone out of Jail?
With my assistance you can avoid having your loved one in jail for an unnecessary extended period of time. If you wish to bail someone out of jail and thus become a surety you must… Read More
What is a Bail Hearing?
A bail hearing is a procedure where a judge or a justice of the peace determines whether a person charged with an offence should be released or held in custody pending trial. Bail is written… Read More
What happens at a bail or “show cause” hearing?
Everyone who is arrested and not released from the scene of the alleged crime, or is not released later from the police station, will require a bail hearing to determine whether they are released or… Read More
What should be done if bail is not granted?
If an accused is detained following a bail hearing, a bail review can be conducted as another attempt to secure the accused person’s release. Gregory Leslie can be hired to conduct a bail review to… Read More
What should be done after an accused is released from the police station or court?
The First Court Appearance
Once you have been released from custody, you will be required to appear in Court for a “first appearance”. Rest assured, your trial will NOT take place at your first appearance.… Read More
How does a criminal trial work?
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When will a criminal trial occur?
In the Greater Toronto Area, a Provincial Court trial will normally take place between eight and twelve months from the date of arrest. A Superior Court trial where the accused elects to have a preliminary… Read More