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Peacebonds: Section 810 of the Criminal Code...

A Peacebond is a court order requiring a specific individual to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour”. A peacebond is not a conviction and it will not appear on your criminal record. However, a peacebond can restrict your liberty. Sometimes, in addition to requiring that the recipient “keep the peace and be of a good behaviour”, a peacebond will also set out specific conditions intended to protect a person or a specific type of property. Generally speaking, a s. 810 peacebond is Canada’s version of a “restraining order”. The most common conditions contained in peacebonds require that the recipient not be within a specific distance of a particular person or that person’s family, refrain from going near a person’s property, not communicate with a specified person or that person’s family, and/or that the recipient not be in possession of any weapons or firearms. A peace bond can be issued either…

19 Dec 2009

If Tiger Woods Happened on the Bridal Path

15 Dec 2009

In the controversy surrounding Tiger Wood’s recent driving accident, it has been rumored that Mr. Wood’s blood tests from the hospital revealed that he had consumed alcohol, prescription drugs and…

Sexual Assault – Consent (alcohol, fraud)

13 Dec 2009

Sexual assault is a criminal offence under s. 271 of the Criminal Code. Sexual assault is defined as any form of sexual contact without the consent of either party involved…

Is Marijuana Illegal?

7 Dec 2009

There is confusion amongst members of the public as to whether or not simple possession of marijuana is illegal. This confusion has been caused by various court decisions and a…

Emigration (US) Repercussions of a Criminal...

1 Dec 2009

Our clients are often concerned about the effect a criminal conviction could have on their ability to travel to the United States. If you are convicted of a criminal offence…