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What is a surety?

A surety is a person who will put a deposit up in the form of either cash or money to secure the release of an accused out on bail. Once the accused is released, the surety will be deemed responsible for the accused while they are out on bail. If you are considering acting [...]

What is a surety? 2017-11-20T11:46:02+00:00

What happens at a bail hearing?

After you are arrested and brought into custody prior to trial, a bail hearing will occur within within 24 hours of your arrest. The bail hearing is where it will be determined whether you should be kept in custody, released, or if the hearing should be adjourned. Unless the Crown shows cause why you [...]

What happens at a bail hearing? 2018-04-13T14:19:16+00:00

How can I bail someone out of jail?

Our lawyers frequently receive phone calls either from people in custody seeking legal advice, or from friends and family of people who have just been arrested, looking for some guidance as to what to do next. Although the process does have to play itself out once someone is arrested, there are some steps you can [...]

How can I bail someone out of jail? 2017-11-14T11:16:44+00:00

How do I change my release conditions and what if I breach them?

Once your release conditions have been set, it is difficult to change them without the consent of the Crown Prosecutor. In order to change your release conditions without the consent of the Crown Prosecutor, you will have to conduct a bail review hearing in Queen’s Bench, and demonstrate to the Court that there has been [...]

How do I change my release conditions and what if I breach them? 2017-11-14T11:16:50+00:00

Where can I pay bail and how much will bail cost?

Bail can be paid at any bail hearing office in the province of Alberta (ie, any courthouse in Alberta). For example, if you are located in Edmonton and would like to pay bail for someone who is detained in Calgary, you can go to the Edmonton bail hearing office and make a payment. Bail hearing [...]

Where can I pay bail and how much will bail cost? 2017-11-14T11:17:23+00:00

What conditions will I have if I am released on bail?

Sometimes, individuals charged with a criminal offence are released on what’s called an “appearance notice” or “promise to appear”, which has no conditions and no bail associated with it other than a promise to attend court as specified in that document. For all other matters where the matter is somewhat more serious, and in most [...]

What conditions will I have if I am released on bail? 2017-11-14T11:17:26+00:00

How do I get my friend or family member out on bail?  

To assist your loved one in securing bail, there are some steps that you can take. Hiring a criminal defence lawyer is one of the most important things you can do to assist someone in securing release. A defence lawyer will be able to assist in contacting your loved one while they are held at [...]

How do I get my friend or family member out on bail?   2017-11-14T11:17:33+00:00

How can I reach a friend or family member who has been arrested?

It is extremely difficult to contact an individual who has been arrested. The first problem is figuring out where they have been taken. If the arrest happened in a rural area, it is most likely they have been taken to a local RCMP station. In a major centre like Calgary, however, the person under arrest may [...]

How can I reach a friend or family member who has been arrested? 2017-11-14T11:17:41+00:00

A friend or family member has just been arrested, what should I do?  

Our lawyers frequently receive phone calls either from people in custody seeking legal advice, or from friends and family of people who have just been arrested, looking for some guidance as to what to do next. Although the process does have to play itself out once someone is arrested, there are some steps you can take [...]

A friend or family member has just been arrested, what should I do?   2017-11-14T11:17:44+00:00