This sentencing option is often used by courts to have something ‘hanging over the head’ of the offender.
It requires the offender to be of good behaviour for a specified period of time that the court thinks fit.
This means that if you are on a good behaviour bond, and you commit a criminal offence (not a traffic offence) during that period, you may be called back to court for the original offence and be re-sentenced for that offence.
On occasions the court may impose other conditions on your section 9 good behaviour bond. This may include supervision by the Probation and Parole Service or various other intervention programs.
Failure to comply may also result in the breach of the bond and you may be called back to court for the offence and be re-sentenced for that offence.