In what circumstances will a defendant be released from jail pending trial?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from McCreight v. The Attorney General, 2012 ONSC 1983 (CanLII):

In Scott v. Ontario, [2002] O.J. No. 4111 (S.C.), at para. 31, Cameron J. stated: Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial. No one wants to be forced to bear the costs of defence, loss of a job, lost opportunities, loss of reputation, loss of freedom and other indignities that come with imprisonment. Subject to the granting of judicial interim release, even an innocent person must bear these consequences and without recourse to compensation.

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