2. Review the conditions of the peace bond
Question & AnswerShould I sign a peace bond in my criminal case?
The court can include conditions that you must follow as part of the .
For example, the court can order that:
- You pay, or promise to pay, money to the court if you don't follow any of the peace bond conditions.
- You keep the peace and do not break the law.
- You do not contact a specific person, their spouse, their common-law partner, or their child.
- You do not visit a specific person, their spouse, their common-law partner, or their child.
- You do not call, text, or send letters to a specific person, their spouse, their common-law partner, or their child.
- You do not have any weapons, ammunition, or explosive substances.
- You follow any other conditions the court thinks are necessary to prevent further harm.
If you don’t follow the conditions of your peace bond, you can be charged with or . These are both criminal offences. If you're found guilty, you will likely have a criminal record. You may also have to pay any money you promised the court as a security.
A peace bond can also affect your job and travel. A peace bond may stop you from working with vulnerable people. For example, you may not be allowed to work with citizens or children. If you've signed a peace bond, you may have trouble crossing borders into foreign countries.
A lawyer can help you understand how signing a peace bond may affect you.