A good behaviour bond, also known as an “undertaking”, is another penalty imposed by courts. This sentence comes from Section 75 of the Sentencing Act which empowers courts to not enter offenders into a conviction – provided that they sign an undertaking stating that they must not re-offend for a maximum period of 5 years. Failing to adhere to this condition will cause the offender to be further charged with Breaching the Good Behaviour Bond.

Just like with other sentencing options, the Magistrate will carefully assess whether you are eligible for a good behaviour bond. Sufficient materials will continue to be necessary in support of your eligibility. When a good behaviour bond is granted, it may come with other conditions such as paying a specific amount of money to the poor box.