SECURING A CLIENT'S RELEASE ON BAIL: IT'S ALL IN THE PLAN

R. v. D.G.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Counsel:  Antia Kwan

 

Client was released on bail after he was alleged to have breached the curfew condition of his conditional sentence.  After getting a detailed account of the client’s background, including his criminal history and a synopsis of those offences, and putting together a strong release plan with the proposed surety, counsel was able to secure the client’s release on consent by the Crown.

Spending the time to obtain as much information as possible about the background history of the client and the proposed surety(ies) are integral steps towards securing the release of an accused.  Equally important is the need to anticipate the Crown’s concerns for releasing the accused and address those concerns in the release plan before presenting it to the Crown for consideration.