What is a peace bond?

A peace bond is an order that a judge may pass under Section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada, forcing a person to follow certain conditions for a year. This order is often used to settle criminal charges, when there is a kind of conjugal or neighbourhood relationship between the parties. A peace bond is sometimes an advantageous solution for the individual charged with a criminal offence, because it

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The Judge rejects the request for a peace bond submitted by the Prosecutor

A lady charged our client with having threatened to poison her dog or have it removed. The criminal Prosecutor had an indictment sent to our client requesting the issue by a Judge of an order under Section 810 of the Criminal Code.The Prosecutor wanted a series of conditions imposed on our client for a period of a year. Mr Laurent Morin asked that a hearing be held so that the

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A client acquitted on harassment charges laid by several neighbours

Several neighbours of one of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier’s clients made complaints of criminal harassment to the police (Section  264 (1) (3) b) Criminal Code). After the Prosecutor studied the case, the client faced two cases: one criminal charge of harassing two neighbours, as well as a request for a peace bond filed by two other neighbours  (Section 810 Criminal Code). Not only the client did not admit committing the

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A client charged with assault is acquitted

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with assault (Section 266 Criminal Code of Canada). These charges were related to conjugal violence. Proceedings had begun four years prior when Mr. Simard was approached to be the defence lawyer in this case. The day of the trial, Mr. Simard had discussions with the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor finally withdrew the client’s charges, and she was acquitted. The client signed

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