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There are currently 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
A court order releasing an accused from custody while they are awaiting trial and requiring them to obey certain conditions (rules) and return to court on a specific date. In some cases, bail orders may require a money deposit or a bail surety.

Bail Hearing
A court hearing where a judge decides if an accused will be released from custody while awaiting their trial or appeal. May also be referred to as a show cause hearing or judicial interim release hearing.

Bereaved / Bereavement
A person experiencing grief as a result of death.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
An expression used in law to mean the judge or jury deciding the case is very sure that the accused is guilty. In a criminal case, Crown counsel must prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.