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What does it mean to be a surety?

What does it mean to be a surety?

When a person has been charged with a criminal offence, to be released on bail, they may need one or more people to act as their surety. A surety pledges an amount of money that they forfeit if the person they are surety for does not comply with their bail conditions....

How RSC’s Alcohol Monitoring Programs Can Help in Criminal Cases

How RSC’s Alcohol Monitoring Programs Can Help in Criminal Cases

Since 2010, about 30 people facing criminal charges involving alcohol have achieved a better outcome by participating in RSC’s continuous alcohol monitoring programs. These cases have involved diverse factual situations and charges ranging from repeated instances of mischief to impaired driving causing death to murder. We believe there are many more cases in Canada where our alcohol monitoring programs can help.

Toronto Star feature on GPS for bail

Toronto Star feature on GPS for bail

Electronic monitoring has long been a fixture in the U.S. justice system, where tens of thousands of accused criminals wear GPS-monitoring bracelets — not just celebrities such as Weinstein. But GPS monitoring is also becoming more common in Canada, with growing acceptance by judges and justices of the peace that the devices can be another safeguard in a release plan.

Five myths about electronic monitoring and bail

Five myths about electronic monitoring and bail

Recovery Science has been involved in well over 1,000 bail hearings and bail reviews. We provide counsel with court-ready written material, make ourselves available to answer questions from the Crown in advance of a hearing, and, if necessary, and we can testify in person or remotely. We also have an extensive list of cases and can assist counsel in identifying the ones that are most pertinent to the issues in a specific matter.

Electronic monitoring can tip the scales in difficult cases

Electronic monitoring can tip the scales in difficult cases

Where a person has taken risks because he calculates the chances of being caught as being low, the monitoring changes the analysis. In addition to encouraging compliance with specific conditions, such as curfew or permitted exceptions to a house arrest, GPS monitoring is also a deterrent to a person committing offences where the record of their location would link them to the offence.