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 a District Office or at the Arrest Processing Unit. These locations are not able to release any information about where individuals are being detained, except to a lawyer hired to assist those individuals. A defence lawyer will also be able to attempt to negotiate your loved one’s release with the Crown Prosecutor, or litigate their release in a Court bail hearing.
In the interim, you can assist by helping to establish a strong release plan to present to the Crown Prosecutor or the Court. Demonstrating that the detained individual has a stable living situation and employment can be very useful in securing release. To this end, getting letters that prove employment and housing will be of assistance.