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.

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I am familiar with the challenges facing marginalized people ensnared within the criminal justice system.


The content presented in this web-site is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice from a criminal lawyer in Ottawa. The law related to your specific criminal charges may be complex and dependent on the factual specifics of your case. For this reason, it is essentially important that you talk to an Ottawa criminal lawyer right away to discuss your case as soon as possible! If you or someone that you love has been arrested or charged with a crime then you will need legal assistance from an experienced criminal lawyer in Ottawa immediately to explain your options to you and provide you with the defence needed to achieve the best possible outcome. If you have any questions at all or would like to discuss your case with an experienced criminal lawyer then we would love to hear from you. Feel free to give me a call anytime at (613) 799-5816 to speak with me; I am here to help.

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