A Peace Bond is a Court Order, requiring an individual to comply with one more or conditions, usually for a period of 12 months.
Common conditions imposed under Peace Bond orders include:
- a) To keep the peace and be of good behaviour;
- b) To have no contact with a named party (usually the complainant in a criminal matter); and
- c) To not possess any weapons.
If an individual violates one or more of the conditions imposed on the Peace Bond by which s/he was bound, the police can charge him/her with the criminal offence of Breaching a Peace Bond Recognizance.
The offence is considered to be relatively serious, in that a Court Order is alleged to have been violated. Call Captan Law today if you or someone you know has been charged with this offence.