Irena Ratmanski, 56, was denied bail Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Ralph Cotter. Ratmanski was charged in July with four Immigration and Refugee Protection Act offences, including re-entering the country unlawfully, failing to advise officers of previous deportations and some misrepresentations, including denying having a daughter, Lilia Ratmanski, 25, and failing to reveal other aliases...
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What to Expect at a Bail Heaing
The Crown Attorney will present the allegations against the accused person. The Crown may choose to present evidence by calling a witness, such as a police officer with direct knowledge of the investigation. The Defence lawyer will then present their evidence by calling a witness to testify. The witness is either the accused or a surety, or both. The purpose of the defence is to present evidence to the court that the accused will obey their bail conditions if they are released, which may be supervised by a surety.
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A surety is someone who agrees to be responsible for an accused person who is charged with a crime and is in custody. A surety has to make sure the accused person attends all court dates and obeys all conditions placed on their bail at the hearing.
The judge or justice of the peace agrees to whether someone is a suitable surety. A surety should be at least 18 years of age; have no criminal record; and not be the complainant in the case. The court will looks at the surety's background, personal character and finances.
In most cases, a surety will have to only make a pledge to pay a specified amount of money. Some cases do require the surety to pay into court a sum of money.