How do I apply for a peace bond?

5. Keep a certified copy of the peace bond

Ask for a certified copy of the .

Always keep a certified copy of the peace bond with you. If the other person doesn't follow the conditions in the peace bond, the police need to see the order before they can do anything.

If the other person doesn't follow the peace bond conditions, police can them, them with a crime, and hold them for a . If the person is released, the conditions are usually 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 can't enforce a peace bond after it has ended.

If you want a new peace bond, you need to bring a new information to a justice of the peace or judge. You don't need to wait for your current peace bond to end before applying for another one.

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