A disposition, in criminal cases, where the defendant must satisfy certain court-ordered conditions instead of a prison term.
a mechanism the courts have for letting an otherwise law abiding citizen off the hook for doing something stupid
a sentence pronounced by the court after conviction
Discharge of a bankrupt with specific conditions to be fulfilled before receiving an absolute discharge.
Also known as "discharge subject to conditions." A person is still under the authority of the Ontario Review Board (ORB), but is allowed to live in the community. The person must, however, follow the conditions laid out in the disposition. Examples of conditions that are often enforced are abstaining from alcohol or drugs, submitting to random drug screens and having regular meetings with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional.
A conviction. Court issues the discharge from the jail and requires defendant to comply with some conditions. Regardless whether defendant complies with rules or not, he/she is still convicted (GUILTY) and case can never be expunged.
Similar to an absolute discharge, except that the offender is subject to specified conditions contained in a probation order. If the offender violates these conditions, the discharge may be revoked. A conviction will then be entered, and an appropriate sentence imposed.
an order which does not impose any immediate punishment on a person convicted of an offence, subject to the condition that he does not commit an offence in a specified period;
Where a restricted patient under the Mental Health Act is discharged subject to specific conditions and liable to be recalled by the Home Secretary.
An order that can be made if a court does not believe a punishment is necessary
When a convicted person is ordered to obey certain conditions for a specific period of time. Confession A statement made by the accused admitting guilt. Confessions which have been made freely and voluntarily may be allowed in court as evidence. Contempt of court Interfering with the administration of justice or ignoring the rules of the court. Showing unwarranted disrespect for the court, refusing to testify in court or failing to obey an court order are the most common types of contempt of court.
where a person is found guilty, instead of convicting the person, the judge grants a conditional discharge and when the conditions are satisfied, the discharge becomes absolute;
See Discharge From Bankruptcy .
A sentence after conviction or plea of guilty that releases a defendant with respect to the conviction for which the sentence is imposed without imprisonment or probation supervision, subject to conditions determined by the court (Penal Law §65.05).
Added - 09 Thu March 2006 A conditional discharge order imposes a condition upon the offender, i.e. that the offender commits no further offence for a specified period up to 3 years. If the condition is broken, the person may be dealt with for the earlier and current offence.
A court may decide not to punish a criminal immediately for an offence and may conditionally discharge the criminal instead. If the criminal re-offends the court may impose a punishment for the original offence as well as the later ones.
A person is found guilty or pleads guilty and the judge discharges the person of the offence, subject to the person obeying certain conditions. There will be no criminal conviction if the offender successfully meets the conditions.
A sentence allowing for release from jail without supervision by the Department of Probation, but which requires compliance with conditions set by the court.
A conditional discharge is a sentence passed by a court whereby the defendant is not punished provided he complies with certain conditions. An absolute discharge is unconditional: in some jurisdictions, where no conditions are imposed at all, in others where the conditions have been successfully complied with.