Peace bonds

This Law Facts resource from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) answers these questions:

  • What is a peace bond hearing?
  • What is a peace bond?
  • When do people typically enter into peace bonds?
  • Do you have to deposit money if you agree to a peace bond?
  • What will happen if a person who is on a peace bond breaks one or more of the conditions?
  • What happens in court if an accused wants to agree to a peace bond so that the Crown will withdraw the charge(s)?
  • When should an accused agree to enter into a peace bond?
  • Is agreeing to a peace bond the same thing as pleading guilty?