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October 31, 2023

What protections can a bond for good behavior offer?

Depending on the county, a bond for good behavior may order remedies such as any of the following:

  1. no physical or verbal contact between parties;
  2. not to come within a certain distance (usually within 200 or 300 feet) of your home, job, school, or another place you often go;
  3. not to enter or remain in at your place of employment;
  4. not communicate with you by phone or electronically (i.e., texting, emails, Facebook, etc.);
  5. not intentionally follow you or stalk you;
  6. not cause a third party to do any of the things listed above;1
  7. not to violate any criminal laws or engage in any illegal or criminal activity;
  8. not to use alcohol or drugs;
  9. not to engage in any harassing behavior to you, directly or indirectly; and
  10. order for an evaluation and/or treatment for violent behavior, alcohol dependency, or drug dependency.2

1 See Magistrate Court of Pike County website
2 See Carroll County website

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