Where a term of imprisonment is imposed, but a person does not go to jail providing they do not commit another offence for a specified period of timeâ€¢ Children & Criminal Lawâ€¢ Sentencing Options
In criminal law, this means in effect that the defendant is not required at the time the sentence is imposed to serve the sentence.
A court decision to postpone the pronouncing of sentence on a convicted person or to postpone the execution of sentence that has been pronounced by the court.
an order for an offender to go to jail for a specified period of time, with the imposition of the sentence suspended
a prison term imposed for the offense of conviction
a sentence of imprisonment
Although an accused is convicted he is not required to serve the sentence imposed but is usually required to spend time on probation and if he breaches his probation, he can be charged with breach of probation and also brought back and be subjected to the original sentence.
The suspension of a jail or prison sentence if the offender meets certain requirements. The conviction stays on the offender's record.
Deferment of punishment usually over a period of probation.
If certain conditions are met, a jail sentence need not be served. The sentence is then suspended.
A judge may choose to put an offender on probation and suspend the imposition of the sentence. If the offender breaches probation, the judge may order the offender returned to court, and impose a jail term for the original offence. As well, the offender may be charged with the federal criminal offence of breaching probation. In issuing a suspended sentence, the court must consider the accused's age and character, the nature of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission.
sentence which takes effect only if the offender commits another offence punishable with imprisonment within the specified period;
A custodial sentence, but one which will not result in time spent in custody unless another offence is committed within a specified period.
After judgement of conviction, the suspension of a sentence and the placing of the defendant under such terms and conditions as the Court deems proper.
where a person is found guilty, the court suspends the passing of a sentence and releases the offender on conditions set out in a probation order. Upon the expiration of the probation order, where the person has not been charged with further offences and has complied with all conditions of a probation order, the court will not sentence the person;
Execution of the sentence has been withheld by the court based on certain terms and conditions (considered as adverse to the defendant).
A sentence pronounced but not carried into effect, as long as the offender does not offend again within a given period.
Unless a minimum punishment is prescribed by law, the court has the power to suspend the passing of sentence (generally for a period of three years) and place the offender on probation. It is the passing of the sentence, not the sentence itself that is being suspended. This means that if the person is convicted of another offence during the period when the passing of sentence had been suspended, then the person may be sentenced for the original offence.
Sentence postponed by order of the court. Also, decision of court to postpone pronouncement of sentence.
A court decision postponing the execution of a sentence and discharging the defendant conditional upon good behavior.
when the court places a convicted person on probation, rather than sending him or her to jail or prison
A suspended sentence is a legal construct. Unless a minimum punishment is prescribed by law, the court has the power to suspend the passing of sentence (generally for a period of three years) and place the offender on probation. It is the passing of the sentence, not the sentence itself, that is being suspended.