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COMPELLING APPEARANCE, DETENTION AND RELEASE - Judicial interim release or bail - Review of

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 6:56 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Passera, from refusal of a writ of habeas corpus with certiorari in aid. In August 2014, the accused was arrested for importing cocaine. She was convicted at trial and detained pending sentencing. On the date of sentencing, the accused filed a constitutional challenge in respect of the provisions governing credit for time served. Prior to the hearing of the constitutional challenge, and approximately 26 months after her initial arrest, the accused applied for judicial interim release. The accused relied upon s. 523(2)(a)...