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What is a peace bond?

 

A peace bond is a court order to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for a period of time. This essentially means that the person must not be charged with a criminal offence. Peace bonds often have other conditions too, such as not having any weapons or staying away from a person or place.

 

Peace bonds are usually for one year, but sometimes they are shorter (e.g. six months.) One year is the maximum length.