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peace bond

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  1. peace bond(Noun)

    A court order forbidding one party to bother another.

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  1. Peace bond

    In Canadian law, a peace bond is an order from a criminal court that requires a person to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for a period of time. This essentially means that the person who signs a peace bond must not be charged with any additional criminal offences during its duration. Peace bonds often have other conditions as well, such as not having any weapons or staying away from a particular person or place. Peace bonds are similar to a civil court restraining order, and are also based on the lesser burden of proof of civil law. A peace bond can be issued by a criminal court judge or a Justice of the Peace. A peace bond is usually issued when the Crown Prosecutor is convinced that a strong case does not exist against the accused. A person does not plead guilty when they enter into a peace bond. Thus, there is no finding of guilt or conviction registered if a person agrees to sign a peace bond. One of the reasons why a person may agree to enter into a peace bond is to avoid a criminal trial, and ultimately the possibility of being convicted in a court of law of the offence for which they were charged. Being convicted in a court of law would entail receiving a criminal record.The peace bond itself is usually set for twelve months. If a peace bond is signed, then the charges are withdrawn, and the prosecution of those charges is considered to be complete, and those same charges can never be re-instated. However, if one or more of the conditions of a peace bond are broken, either by not obeying one of the conditions, or by getting charged with a subsequent criminal offence within the 12-month period of time in which it was signed, there could be very serious repercussions, as this may result in the person being charged with a separate criminal offence of "breach of recognizance" or "disobeying a court order". The defendant may also be required to forfeit the entire cash surety that they pledged to pay to the court (usually $500 or $1000) when they entered into the peace bond. Breaching any condition of a peace bond is considered a criminal offence. Moreover, as of July 19, 2015, a conviction for breaching a condition of a peace bond carries a maximum sentence of up to four years imprisonment.The use of peace bonds is rather uncommon in the U.S. justice system, but a deferred prosecution has a similar effect. Since there is no conviction or admission of any guilt, signing a peace bond in Canada does not usually result in U.S. inadmissibility under INA § 212 (a) (2). Upon expiry of the peace bond, the person who was subject to the bond should write to the arresting police agency and request that the bond be purged, along with their fingerprints and photographs (if applicable). Otherwise, details of the bond will remain in the investigative section of the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) indefinitely, which may affect future travel and employment.Applications to request a file destruction of fingerprints, photographs, and record of disposition are available on all Canadian police websites. While in effect, the peace bond used to appear on a basic criminal record check, but since the year 2011 it is no longer the case. Since a peace bond is a public record, it may also be visible in provincial online court records, but is clearly identified as a court order and not a finding of guilt or criminal conviction. An expired peace bond that has been purged should not affect future employment or travel.In exceptional cases, an expired peace bond may still be disclosed by the police if the person once subject to the bond is seeking a very detailed criminal history check (vulnerable sector search) in order to work or volunteer directly without supervision with children, seniors, or disabled individuals. Although there are no uniform standards across the country, after a five-year period has elapsed from the date that the peace bond was issued, and if the person subject to the peace bond has not since transgressed the law, it should no longer appear even in the most detailed type of criminal record check.

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  1. Peace bond

    In Canadian law, a peace bond is an order from a criminal court that requires a person to keep the peace and be on good behavior for a period of time. This essentially means that the person must not be charged with a criminal offence. Peace bonds often have other conditions too, such as not having any weapons or staying away from a person or place. A peace bond can be made by a criminal court Judge or a Justice of the Peace. A peace bond is issued when the crown is strongly convinced that no guilt has happened. A person does not plead guilty when they enter into a peace bond. There is no finding of guilt made or conviction registered if a person agrees to a peace bond. The bond is usually set for twelve months. If charges are withdrawn, the prosecution of those charges is finished and those same charges can never be brought back. It will be considered a dismissed case in the US legal system. There is no equal order to the peace bond in the US system. Since there is no conviction or admission of any guilt, charges that are withdrawn by a peace bond in Canada do not result in US inadmissibility under INA § 212. In addition, the issuance of a peace bond does not meet the definition for a conviction; moreover, a judge does not make a judgment of guilt when a peace bond is issued. In these cases, after the twelve months peace bond, all the police records related to the withdrawn charge will be destroyed.

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    The numerical value of peace bond in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peace bond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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