PERSONS UNDER INVESTIGATION
Knowing how to work with clients and the police during the investigatory phase, is a critically important skill. Adam Steven Boni has assisted hundreds of clients before charges were ever laid by police. Good legal advice during the investigative stage may result in no charges ever being laid. Where charges are laid, his advice during this phase has helped to protect his clients and lay the foundation of a successful defence.
If the police wish to speak to you or a loved one, contact Mr. Boni first and let him assist you in dealing with the authorities right from the start.
BAIL HEARINGS AND BAIL REVIEWS
Bail is one of the most important parts of the criminal justice process. The decision to detain or release you will impact your pre-trial liberty and your ability to properly prepare for and defend yourself at trial. A denial of bail will result in a significant disruption to your job, your life and your family’s life.
When an individual is arrested, they are generally released by the police back into the community.
If the police do not release an arrestee and recommend to the crown attorney that he or she should be detained in custody pending trial, the accused has a constitutional right to a bail hearing where they are able to argue their case for release. Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, every person has the right to reasonable bail unless there is just cause to hold them in custody. If a Court finds that the accused is a flight risk, or that there is a substantial likelihood that the accused will re-offend if released, or that the accused’s detention is necessary to maintain confidence in the administration of justice, a detention order will be made.
It is crucial that you receive the best possible bail hearing. This requires preparation and skill. Too much is at stake for costly mistakes and errors to be made at this stage.
If bail is denied, the accused may seek a review of the detention order. This process is known as a Bail Review. It is not a second bail hearing. It is an appeal from the original bail court’s detention order. The accused must prove that the bail hearing judge erred in law in ordering detention, or that since their initial bail hearing, a material change in the circumstances of the case has occurred.
In preparation for a Bail Review, the Defence must file a package of materials, which must include affidavits from the accused and potential sureties, and a transcript of the initial bail hearing.
Adam Steven Boni is an extremely skilled bail hearing lawyer. He has obtained the release of thousands of clients over his long career. Call him today to see how he can help you or your loved one regain their freedom.
CRIMINAL TRIALS AND APPEALS
Mr. Boni is a highly skilled criminal trial lawyer in Toronto. He has extensive experience in conducting Jury Trials and Judge Alone Trials. Over the course of his lengthy career, he has successfully defended clients from all walks of life against a vast array of criminal and quasi-criminal charges, including:
- Assault and Domestic assault;
- Dangerous driving causing death;
- Sexual assault;
- Break and enter;
- Firearms and weapons offences;
- Tax offences;
- Customs Act violations;
- Environmental Protection offences;
- Drug possession, trafficking and importing;
- Criminal Organization offences;
- Conspiracy; and,
- Manslaughter and Murder.
Being forced to undergo a criminal trial is an extremely stressful experience. Before you step into a trial court, you need to understand your fundamental rights in order to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. There is no substitute for preparation, creativity and determination in this process. Adam Steven Boni has the knowledge, track record and experience that you or your loved one will require to successfully make it through the trial process.
If you are facing the prospect of a criminal trial or appeal, do not delay. Start preparing your defence as soon as possible. Contact Adam Steven Boni and let him help you right away.
CHARTER OF RIGHTS LITIGATION
Adam Steven Boni has extensive experience in Charter of Rights litigation, especially in the area of search and seizure, search warrants and wiretapping. He is often hired by other lawyers to consult on or assist them with the preparation and conduct of complex Charter of Rights applications. Mr. Boni has lectured and written extensively on search and seizure issues and is a recognized leader in this area. He has also testified as an expert in the prosecution and defence of wiretap cases before the Federal Court of Canada.
If you believe that the police violated your rights, contact Adam Steven Boni right away for a case consultation.