“Bail” or “judicial interim release” occurs when an accused attempts to win his or her freedom while defending a criminal charge.. There are a number of different processes for bail, including Promise to Appear, Undertaking and Recognizance. Not all accused are granted bail. If bail is denied the accused is held in custody pending the completion of the case. Languishing in custody often results in the accused deciding not to fully defend the charges. Bail is therefore the first step towards successfully defending a criminal prosecution.
Unless there is a “reverse onus” on bail, there is a legal presumption in favor of reasonable bail. Bail is paramount to our criminal law because all accused are innocent until proven guilty.
WHY HIRE DAVID CHOW?
David Chow appreciates the principles underpinning judicial interim release and its necessity to properly defending a case. He has secured bail in the most serious cases, including multi-kilo level drug trafficking and importation, criminal organization offences, crimes involving firearms and murder. David Chow is not only a Calgary Bail Lawyer, he is a Brooks, Lethbridge and Cochrane Criminal Lawyer who handles judicial interim release hearings throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.