John Erickson is an established criminal defence lawyer in Toronto with nearly two decades of experience handling bail hearings. Many trials take months to prepare, and hiring a qualified bail criminal defence lawyer can be the difference between whether or not you are held in jail for an extended period of time.
Erickson Law puts a primacy on client care, and our firm’s combination of affordability and legal authority makes it a prudent choice for those seeking a bail criminal defence lawyer in Toronto.
Call (416) 363-3612 to book a free consultation with John Erickson. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding Bail Hearings
Because trials usually take place many months after the accused’s arrest, the bail hearing is an extremely important part of the proceedings because that is when it will be decided whether or not the accused will be released from jail pending trial.
Bail hearings are required for most criminal charges although the process varies depending on the type and severity of the criminal charges. In most cases, the onus rests on the Crown to “show cause” why the accused should be denied bail. In some cases, however, the onus is reversed and it will be up to the accused to prove why it is safe for him or her to be released. In all cases, it is strongly recommended that the accused hire an experienced bail criminal defence lawyer to conduct the bail hearing in order to maximize the chances of being granted bail pending trial.
Bail hearings are pursued by police and the Crown when any of the following grounds are present in a criminal prosecution:
∙Does the accused pose a risk of fleeing the jurisdiction or failing to attend court?
∙Does the accused pose a risk to the safety of the public, including any victim or witness to the offence? Is there a substantial likelihood that the accused will commit another crime or interfere with the administration of justice while on bail?
∙Is the nature and circumstances of the offence such that denial of bail is necessary to maintain the public’s confidence in the administration of justice?
If you or a family member wishes to have a bail hearing, then it is strongly recommended that you hire an experienced bail hearing criminal defence lawyer today. Contact John Erickson for a free consultation where the bail hearing process can be discussed in full. Call (416) 363-3612 to meet your bail lawyer in Toronto.
Why choose John Erickson as your bail hearing criminal defence lawyer?
∙An affordable criminal defence lawyer in Toronto. It can be challenging to find a bail hearing lawyer in Toronto who combines quality and affordability, but the Erickson Law achieve that balance. John Erickson is a senior criminal lawyer who has considerable resources, experience, and a winning record, yet his services are provided through a block billing structure that makes it affordable for you. Additionally, all first-time consultations are free of charge, so you can build confidence in your case, and your choice of bail lawyer in Toronto.
∙An unparalleled commitment to client care. Our legal team cares about you. Aside from capable courtroom performances, our mission is to ensure that all clients receive expert legal advice in a manner that minimizes their stress. We are happy to answer all questions, and will handle your case with uncompromising dedication and discretion.
∙Experience at all levels of the Canadian legal system. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, John Erickson has seen everything that the Canadian legal system has to offer. John is experienced representing clients at bail hearings, and has produced results at all levels, constructing sophisticated defences for individuals, institutions, and corporations across Canada.
If you or a family member have freedom at stake in a pending bail hearing, then contact John Erickson at (416) 363-3612 for qualified, caring, and cost-effective representation.