Bail/Judicial Interim Release

Bail/Judicial Interim Release

A bail hearing, or a judicial interim release, is probably one of the most important steps in the criminal justice process. If you have been arrested, and are being held for a bail hearing, it is important for you and your possible sureties [the person(s) that will be required to secure your release], to know what is needed to ensure your release from custody. A person that is released from custody has the opportunity to actively participate in programs, if necessary, secure documents that may be required, and work in conjunction with their Counsel to better prepare their matter. This is a benefit that isn’t often available to people in custody. Not to mention if you lose your bail hearing but wish to take your case to trial, you may have to wait upward of a year for a trial date, in jail, given the business of the Courts. Make sure you know what is required for your bail hearing before going ahead. A failed bail hearing can be detrimental to the preparation of your case.

In some circumstances, a bail review in the Superior Court of Justice will be required to attempt to secure release after a bail hearing in which your release was denied and you have been detained. Talk to me about your choices.


    John East


    B.A. (Hons), M.A., J.D.

    John East lives for a fight. He is not afraid to throw a punch and is certainly not afraid to take a punch. He then became a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Having spent many years working on a farm, John East understands that hard work is what wins out at the end of the day. He applies this motto to every case that he defends, no matter what.