Daniel A. Nugent is an Experienced Bail Hearings Lawyer in Ottawa
Often when someone is arrested they are released from custody on a “promise to appear” in remand court and a “undertaking to a police officer”. These papers direct the person issued them to appear in court to answer to their charges (see article on criminal offences) and to attend a police station and have their fingerprints taken.
However, not all persons arrested are released pending their trial.
If the person arrested has a long criminal record or a record of non-compliance with conditional release orders or is charged with a serious criminal offence (e.g. drug trafficking, child luring, aggravated sexual assault, home invasion, murder, terrorism etc) then the police may decide to hold that person for a bail hearing (sometimes referred to as a “show cause” hearing.)
I have successfully secured the release of many persons with long criminal records held in custody and charged with serious criminal offences. Over the years I have come to understand the intricacies of bail court and how to secure release as quickly and efficiently as possible. Not only will I fight to get you released I will fight to make sure that the court does not impose conditions of release that are too onerous or unreasonable.
If you or one of your loved ones has recently been arrested then you know how important it is to seek legal representation immediately. This is especially true when police refuse to release the person they have arrested and a bail hearing becomes necessary.
Studies have shown that people denied bail are less likely to be acquitted at trial and more likely to plead guilty instead.
If you or your loved one has been arrested then call me immediately. I can be reached after hours at (613) 799-5816 and can be available for bail hearings on very short notice, often in less than a day. I will travel to anywhere in Ontario for your bail hearing.