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The Ghomeshi trial ends with a section 810 Peace Bond - What is a peace bond?

Last week Jian Ghomeshi entered a peace bond, at which point the Crown withdrew the remaining charge against him. This brings an end to the legal saga of Jian Ghomeshi's matters. A question that is being asked by a lot of people is what a peace bond is. They are not uncommon as a resolution in cases of assault, specifically in domestic assault situations.

What are your rights when arrested or detained by the police?

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain rights to anyone arrested, or detained, by police in Canada.  These are particularly important to know when arrested for a drinking and driving offence. These rights include:

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