Legal Support For Bail Hearings And Appeals

When you are charged with a criminal offence, you are either charged and released, or charged and arrested, generally speaking. If its the latter, there will be a bail hearing to determine if you can be released. The costs, applicable guarantors (known as sureties) and conditions of your release will all be determined at this point.

My name is Rick Muenz, and I am a criminal defence lawyer. My firm, Muenz Law Office, can provide you with legal support and advice right from your bail hearing up to representation at trial. Based in Calgary, Alberta, I also provide legal assistance on pursuing appeals after your trial.

Release On Bail

It's my belief that your best chance of being released after an arrest is in criminal court with a lawyer. The process may be slow, but will ultimately aid your chances of setting a reasonable bail, as opposed to representing yourself and having bail denied or revoked.

As a criminal defence lawyer for over 25 years, I understand the intricacies of the justice system. For example, positioning your case for bail in front of a criminal court judge can make a significant difference as opposed to making the same case later on during a trial proceedings. I leverage this experience to help place you in the best possible position for pursuing reasonable bail conditions after your arrest.

Pursuing An Appeal After Trial

There are two types of appeals:

  • Appeal of conviction: overturning a decision
  • Appeal of sentencing: amending a sentencing decision

For both situations, my goal is to protect your interests. If a sentence is unnecessarily severe for the offence committed, I will help you defend your rights to a more appropriate sentence, including possibilities of probation and counselling.

Ask For Legal Advice Today

Find out how you can improve your case with Muenz Law. Call 403-543-6666 or contact us using our online contact form.