Bail Hearings

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Law Firm is committed to assisting clients with experienced criminal lawyers that are available on short notice when a bail hearing arises.

Nothing is more urgent in a criminal case than obtaining speedy and reasonable bail. Contact one of our criminal lawyers at the earliest opportunity to address your bail rights.

If you are arrested for a crime, call on Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Law Firm’s extensive experience to advise and assist you. Our criminal lawyers have successfully argued thousands of bail hearings ensuring that our clients can go on with their lives and jobs while waiting the many months that often pass before a trial. Our success at bail hearings is unsurpassed and includes hard-fought victories in both 1st and 2nd degree murder charges. While many lawyers boast of

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The first few hours after being charged with a criminal offence are often the most critical. Decisions and statements made at this early stage can dramatically affect the outcome of a trial months or even years down the line.

Since 1975, Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Lawyers have been a leading criminal law firm in the Toronto and Southern Ontario area.

Boris Bytensky is the defence representative on a Province-wide task force examining changes to the current bail system while Edward Prutschi sits on the local Bail Committee for one of the Toronto-area courthouses. The knowledge and experience of these senior partners is shared throughout the firm and leaves our lawyers supremely well prepared to argue difficult bail hearings even on short notice in emergency situations.

A poorly run bail hearing could have disastrous consequences for the average person resulting in weeks or even months spent in jail without ever having been convicted of a criminal offence.

Even if you are fortunate enough to be released from custody, we can ensure that the conditions the court sets are lawful and reasonable so that your bail does not unduly interfere with your right to earn a living, travel, or be with your family.

In addition to our extensive experience conducting bail hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice, the lawyers of Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman are also often called upon to argue Bail Reviews in the Superior Court.

If you feel you have been unjustly denied bail, we urge you to contact our office to consider the possibility of appealing that decision.

It is absolutely essential that you make contact with your lawyer at the earliest opportunity as Bail Reviews to the Superior Court require considerable document preparation including acquiring transcripts of the original charges. Until all these materials are prepared and filed, you will have to remain in custody. Our office will work speedily to gather the necessary documentation and prepare a powerful argument to be heard by the Court at the earliest opportunity.

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If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, you are invited to contact us to arrange for an initial client interview.
One of our experienced lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your case and give you a preliminary assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.