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Jun 1, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada decision: Reasonable Bail


The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision:

R. v. Antic, 2017 SCC 27, File no. 36783

(Constitutional law — Charter of Rights  Right not to be denied reasonable bail without just cause Accused denied interim release because he did not meet geographic criteria in s. 515(2) (e) of Criminal Code  for cash deposit to be imposed in addition to surety as condition of release — Bail review judge finding geographic limitation infringes s. 11 (e) of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms  as it has effect of denying accused bail — Bail review judge striking down limitation and ordering accused’s release with cash deposit and surety — Whether s. 515(2)(e) of Criminal Code  infringes s. 11 (e) of Charter  — Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C‑46, s. 515(2) (e).   Criminal law Interim release Accused denied interim release because he did not meet geographic criteria in s. 515(2) (e) of Criminal Code  for cash deposit to be imposed in addition to surety as condition of release.)
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