If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may have been put under certain conditions, known as “bail conditions”. For example, you may have a curfew or you may be unable to contact a certain person, whether directly or indirectly. These conditions must be followed until they are lifted by the Court or by the police department.
We understand that sometimes, these conditions make your normal routine more difficult. For those that work the night shift, a curfew may prevent them from going to work. Others might have a hobby or regular activity that requires their conditions to be changed.
You may be able to alter your bail conditions through consent from the Crown Attorney or on a bail review application. A bail review application is costly and time-consuming. Obtaining consent from the Crown Attorney is slightly easier. In order to obtain consent from the Crown Attorney, you must establish that your reasons for altering your conditions are reasonable. However, please note that you do not have the right to have your bail conditions altered.
Do you have bail conditions as the result of a recent charge? Do you have questions about varying the terms of your conditions? Contact Cassandra at DeMelo Law for a free consultation.