How do I apply for a peace bond?

5. Keep a certified copy of the peace bond

Ask for a certified copy of the .

Keep a certified copy of the peace bond with you at all times. If the other person does not follow the conditions in the peace bond, the police need to see the order before they can do anything.

The police can them, them with a crime, and hold them for a . If the person is released, the conditions will probably be stricter than the conditions in the peace bond.

You might also want to give a copy of the peace bond to someone else. For example, if the peace bond says the person can’t contact your child, you should give a copy to your child’s teacher or principal. They can show it to the police if the person tries to pick up your child from school.

Ending a peace bond

Your peace bond will have an end date on it. Most peace bonds last for one year. Police cannot enforce a peace bond after it has ended.

When your peace bond ends, you need to bring a new information to a justice of the peace or judge if you want a new peace bond. You do not need to wait for it to end before applying again.  

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