Peace Bond Law and Legal Definition

A peace bond is a Canadian criminal court order that sets out specific conditions to protect the safety of others or property. It can be ordered where there is a reasonable fear that another person will cause personal injury to them or their family, will damage his/her property, or where there is a reasonable fear that another person will commit a sexual offense against them. It may be in effect for up to 12 months. It may be applied for at a police station and the person who signs it will not receive a criminal record unless the terms of the order are violated.