Criminal Peace Bonds

This article will attempt to explain peace bonds in criminal cases. A peace bond is a court order that requires a person to obey certain conditions for a specified period of time. A typical example of a peace bond will require that a person abstain from communicating with a specific person for a period of 12 months. In most cases, the charges against an accused person will be withdrawn once the person enters into a peace bond. The authority for a person to enter into a peace bond exists through Section 810 of the Criminal Code and the common law. [...]