In certain situations, the police may decide not to get involved in resolving a dispute, either because they do not believe that an offence has been committed or because they believe that the situation is one which is best dealt with by an application to the court for a peace bond. In other situations, a person may decide not to call the police but, instead, apply for a peace bond.
John Erickson is an established criminal defence lawyer in Toronto with nearly 20 years of experience at all levels of the court system; whether you need to consult a lawyer to obtain a peace bond or whether someone has applied for one against you, John Erickson can help.
Erickson Law emphasizes client care as our mandate. Our combination of legal experience and affordability makes us a prudent choice for those in need of a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto to obtain or defend against peace bonds.
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Erickson Law – Affordable Criminal Defence Lawyer in Toronto
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Peace Bond Applications – Criminal Defence Lawyers in Toronto
A peace bond is a special protection order outlined in Section 810 of the Criminal Code. Judges will often refer to peace bonds by their formal legal name, which is an “section 810 recognizance.” The court will impose one if it decides that the applicant has a reasonable belief that the defendant poses a risk to the safety or property of the applicant or someone else. The order will require the defendant to “keep the peace” as well as many other possible conditions.
The peace bond may require the defendant to:
– Keep the peace and be of good behaviour;
– Stay away from the home or workplace of the applicant and/or any other person;
– Not communicate, either directly or indirectly, with the applicant and/or any other person;
– Not possess any weapons, including any firearms or ammunition.
Peace bonds are obtained by making an application to the court. Whether you are seeking to obtain one against someone else or defending yourself against someone else’s application, it is always in your best interest to consult with a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto first.
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