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. No witnesses will be present, and no evidence will be called against you. The first appearance is an opportunity for the Crown to provide … Read more
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.
a. Indictable offences are the most serious. Murder; aggravated sexual assault; robbery; break and enter; and theft over $5,000 are examples. Summary offences are less serious. Unless otherwise noted, they carry a maximum penalty
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 in court. For example, you will need to learn about: The court system and court procedures. The law that applies … Read more
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 fulfill the following requirements: must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, no criminal record (you may still be a … Read more
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 day, 7 days a week. Contact our offices immediately so that you have the best protection possible. For less … Read more
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 inquiry will normally take as long as two years to commence when the accused is out of custody
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 appeal a detention order.
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 permission from a court, allowing a person charged with a criminal offence to be out of jail while they wait … Read more
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 detained in custody. The bail hearing will set the tone for the whole matter. Winning the bail hearing is an … Read more