ALG’s Bill Thompson is quoted in a November 25 article in the Guelph Mercury Tribune. The article reports on a change in bail conditions for an individual charged with kidnapping offences. The court increased the conditions on the individual’s release at a bail review in the Superior Court of Justice in Guelph. As Bill explained to the Mercury Tribune, a court may review a bail decision if there was an error of law affecting the original bail decision or if there was a material change in the circumstances since the original decision. An individual facing criminal charges generally has a bail hearing within 24 hours of his or her arrest. As a result, bail courts often have “imperfect” or incomplete information about the case or the accused and his or her suitability for bail.
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