Bail: Terms upon which the Court allows an accused to remain out of jail pending a trial. Court order may contain conditions restricting accused's liberty, and may require money or property be deposited with the Court as a guarantee the accused will return for a hearing or a trial and will abide by the conditions of release.
Bail Hearing: The process by which an accused person is released on bail pending his / her trial. See Judicial Interim Release.
Balance of Probabilities: In civil cases, the judge or jury weigh the evidence from both parties and make a decision that one side of the case is more probable then the other. See Burden of Proof or Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
Ban on Publication: An order made by the Court that prohibits the publication or broadcasting of the name of the victim or information which could disclose the identity of the victim or a witness in certain offences (mostly sexual offences), and information taken at a preliminary inquiry, bail hearing or trial.
Bankruptcy: The legal inability to pay debts.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: In criminal cases, the Crown has to meet a standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The Crown must show that the evidence is so complete and convincing that the judge/jury has no reasonable doubts regarding the guilt of the accused.
Builder’s Lien: Builder’s legal claim on somebody’s property as security for a debt.
Burden of Proof: In criminal law it usually refers to the onus on the Crown to prove the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt. On the balance of probabilities is the burden of proof in civil trials. Also see Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.