When should an accused agree to enter into a peace bond?

The decision to enter into a peace bond or not depends on a lot of different things and is different in each case. Factors like the strength of the Crown’s case, personal circumstances, and risks of losing the case at trial are all things that might be considered.

The decision is always the accused’s alone, but should never be done without speaking to their lawyer (or duty counsel). A lawyer will be able to offer legal advice based on the circumstances of the case.