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Imprisonment (jail)

Last updated March 11, 2020

Imprisonment is a jail sentence. After a judge gives a jail sentence, the offender is taken to jail and a conviction is registered against them. An offender has to apply for a pardon in order to have a jail sentence removed from their record. If an offender is sent to jail for…

Probation

Last updated March 11, 2020

Probation is a court order to do (or not do) certain things for a period of time. It is usually called a probation order. An offender who gets a conditional discharge or a suspended sentence will always have a probation order that they must follow. A probation order can also be…

Absolute discharge

Last updated March 11, 2020

An absolute discharge is the lowest‑level adult sentence that an offender can get. If an offender gets an absolute discharge, a finding of guilt is made but no conviction is registered, and they are not given any conditions to follow (i.e. a probation order). The…

Bail hearings

Last updated March 11, 2020

A bail hearing is when a judge decides whether you should either be kept in jail or allowed to go back to the community while your case is in criminal court. After a bail hearing, you may get bail, which is a court order that lets you stay in the community while your case is…

Is agreeing to a peace bond the same thing as pleading guilty?

Last updated March 11, 2020

No. A person does not plead guilty when they enter into a peace bond. There is no finding of guilt made or conviction registered if a person agrees to a peace bond. One of the reasons why a person may agree to enter a peace bond is to avoid a criminal record. While a peace…

Fine

Last updated March 11, 2020

A fine is an amount of money that an offender must pay to the court. It is different from restitution or a charitable donation. If an offender is given a fine, they will have a conviction registered against them and will have to apply for a pardon to have the fine removed from…

Suspended sentence

Last updated March 11, 2020

Like a conditional discharge, a suspended sentence involves following conditions in a probation order for a period of one to three years. The main difference between a conditional discharge and a suspended sentence is that an offender who gets a suspended sentence has a…

What types of sentences can a judge impose after a finding of guilt is made?

Last updated March 11, 2020

There are several types of sentences that a judge can give an offender. The most common sentences are: Absolute discharge Conditional discharge Suspended sentence Probation Fine Imprisonment (jail) Intermittent sentence (“weekends”) Conditional sentence (”house arrest”)


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