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In most cases where accused person was not released from the police station and was instead brought before the Court for a bail hearing, the accused person will require a surety. A surety is a person who knows the accused and is able to supervise the accused while he or she is on bail. The surety will have to pledge some meaningful amount of money in support of the accused’s promise to come to Court and to follow all of the conditions of release imposed by the Court. Finally, the surety is expected to make a promise to the Court that he or she will turn the accused into Court or advise the authorities that he or she no longer wishes to be a surety for the accused person if the accused person breaches any of the terms of their bail (please refer to pages about bail).

Vladimir Fedorchuk

Barrister & Solicitor
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1E2

Cel: 647-203-9636
Fax: 647-776-3168

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