Definitions for "Absolute discharge"
A person is no longer subject to the authority of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). The person is free to live where he or she likes within the limits of the law.
An offender who receives an absolute discharge is deemed not to have been convicted of the offence. However, since the offender pleaded or was found guilty, he or she will still have a federal criminal record. A judge can only order a discharge if it is in the offender's best interests and not contrary to the public interest. A discharge cannot be given if the offence carries a minimum punishment or is punishable by imprisonment for 14 years or life.
The lightest sentence given to a person found guilty of a criminal offence. The person is free to go and no conviction is registered.