Now that Mr. Jones has been arrested many people are wondering whether he will be released on bail pending his trial. Based on precedents such as the recent release of Vincent Lacroix, who faces similar charges, it seems likely bail will be granted. In fact it will be interesting to see whether the prosecution even opposes bail, thus requiring a judge to decide after hearing a summary of the evidence and lawyers’ arguments, or whether conditions of release will be imposed with the Crown’s consent. I suspect the latter has been negotiated by Mr. Jones’s capable attorney.
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