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 permission from a court, allowing a person charged with a criminal offence to be out of jail while they wait for their trial, or some other result in their case (such as a withdrawal of their charges). Bail is one of the most important part of the proceedings and must be treated with as much seriousness as the trial itself. Leslie Gregory will be able to negotiate the terms of release at a bail hearing.

Mr. Leslie’s negotiation skills will be essential to obtain a release from custody at a bail hearing. At a bail hearing the Crown will present the allegations to the Court found in the police synopsis. The Crown may present the allegations by calling a witness to testify in court usually be the police officer in charge of the investigation. After the allegations have been presented by the Crown, the accused’s lawyer or duty counsel has a chance to present evidence. In the practice of Gregory Leslie, he will have the accused or a potential surety (or both) testify.

Gregory Leslie has and will convince the court that, if released on bail, the accused will obey their bail conditions, either on their own or with the assistance of a surety (or sureties) to supervise them. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Leslie has an excellent track record of getting his clients released on bail sometimes with no conditions and in some cases, with conditions however he will ensure that such conditions will not restrict the accused’s ability to work, visit their children, etc.