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"Adam Boni is one of the best criminal lawyers in the country. He is highly respected by Judges, Crown Attorneys, his colleagues and especially by people he has represented. If you have a serious matter, then you will want him in your corner."
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Adam Steven Boni LL.B.
Toronto Bail Lawyer
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.
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.
Why Do You Need A Criminal Lawyer?
Listen to what someone can to expect when charged with a criminal offence and the role that a lawyer can play in the process.
A Reputation for Attaining Bail
Adam has built a reputation for successfully attaining bail for individuals charged with serious criminal offences. His extensive experience has equipped him with the knowledge, expertise, and strategic acumen necessary to navigate the complexities of the bail process. Adam's unwavering commitment to justice and his clients is evident in every case he handles. He recognizes the importance of securing timely release for his clients, allowing them to prepare their defence and protect their rights. Understanding the gravity of the charges they may face, Adam provides compassionate support and personalized guidance throughout the bail application process.
The Importance of Preparation
It is crucial that you receive the best possible bail hearing. This requires experience, preparation and skill. Too much is at stake for costly mistakes and errors to be made at this stage.
Adam Steven Boni has obtained the pre-trial release of thousands of clients on bail over the course of his long career. Call him today to see how he can help you or your loved one regain their freedom.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bail in Toronto
When someone is charged with a criminal offence, the police have the discretion to release them from jail without a bail hearing. However, if the police have concerns regarding specific grounds, they will generally hold the person for a bail hearing.
These grounds include the need to establish the accused person's identity, the fear that the accused will tamper with evidence related to the investigation, the concern that the accused will continue or repeat the offence or commit other criminal acts, or the reasonable belief that the accused will not appear in court. If any of these concerns arise, the police are likely to hold the accused person for a bail hearing rather than releasing them directly from the police station.
What is a Surety?
In the bail process in Canada, a surety refers to a person who assumes responsibility for the accused and guarantees their compliance with the conditions of bail. A surety can be a family member, friend, or someone with a close relationship to the accused. They must be at least 18 years old and possess a good reputation in the community. The surety agrees to supervise the accused, ensure their appearance in court, and report any violations of the bail conditions to the authorities. They may also pledge a sum of money as a form of security, which can be forfeited if the accused fails to comply with the bail conditions.
What are Conditions for Someone Out on Bail?
There are several typical conditions that may be imposed. These conditions aim to ensure public safety and the accused's compliance with the legal process. Common conditions include reporting regularly to a bail supervisor, refraining from contacting certain individuals involved in the case, staying within a specified jurisdiction, surrendering passports or travel documents, refraining from possessing weapons, drugs, or alcohol, and maintaining or seeking employment.
Other conditions may include adhering to a curfew, submitting to electronic monitoring, or attending counselling or treatment programs. Failure to comply with these conditions can result in bail being revoked and the accused being returned to custody.
What Happens if Someone Breaks the Conditions of Their Bail?
The consequences can vary depending on the severity of the violation and the circumstances involved. The court may choose to revoke the bail and issue a warrant for the person's arrest. Upon arrest, they may be held in custody until their trial. Additionally, the person may face additional charges for breaching their bail conditions, which can lead to further legal consequences and potential penalties if found guilty. It is crucial to adhere to the conditions of bail to maintain freedom and ensure a fair legal process.
Attention to Detail and Clients
Known for his meticulous approach, Adam leaves no stone unturned when crafting strong bail applications. He conducts thorough investigations, analyzes evidence, and strategically presents compelling arguments to secure favourable outcomes. His keen legal experience enables him to identify key factors that can influence a judge's decision, ensuring that every aspect is meticulously addressed.
Beyond his exceptional legal skills, Adam is deeply committed to building strong attorney-client relationships. He listens attentively to his clients' concerns, provides clear explanations of legal proceedings, and offers honest advice tailored to their unique circumstances. His dedication extends beyond the courtroom, as he strives to minimize the emotional and financial burdens his clients may face during this challenging time.
How Does the Bail Process Work?
When a person is arrested, they are taken to a police station for processing. A bail hearing is then scheduled within 24 hours, where a judge decides whether the accused can be released on bail until their trial. The judge considers factors such as the seriousness of the charges, the person's criminal record, ties to the community, and the likelihood of flight. If granted bail, conditions may be imposed, such as reporting to a bail supervisor or surrendering a passport. Bail can be granted with or without a surety, who acts as a guarantor for the accused. If bail is denied, the accused remains in custody until their trial.
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How Much Does Bail Cost?
Except in very narrow circumstances prescribed in the Criminal Code, the vast majority of bail orders do not require bail monies to be paid into Court, prior to the accused's release. Generally speaking, bail should not be viewed as a payment for a person's release. When an accused individual complies with the conditions set in the bail order, the surety, who is responsible for guaranteeing the accused's appearance in court and compliance with bail conditions, will not be required to pay any of the bail amount they have signed for. Essentially, the accused's adherence to the bail conditions and faithful attendance at court means that the sureties will not have to pay anything.
However, in the event that the accused person violates one or more conditions of the bail, or fails to attend Court, the Crown prosecutor can seek to have the surety pay some or all of the bail money. This is known as an application for estreatment of bail. In such cases, the surety has the right to present their case in Superior Court, explaining that they diligently fulfilled their responsibility in supervising the accused and thus should not be held accountable for paying any portion of the bail. The judge will carefully consider the circumstances and make a decision on whether the surety should be liable to pay. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, it is crucial to engage the services of an experienced criminal defence lawyer without delay.