Peace bond

The Crown attorney has the discretion to impose a peace bond, which is a court order requiring the person to whom it is directed (defendant) to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. In minor assault cases, or other cases where there is an identifiable victim, the Crown might withdraw the charge against the accused. A peace bond may be issued under section 810 of the Criminal Code or under the court’s common law jurisdiction to bind a party over to keep the peace.

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