Conditional discharge

Filed Under: Criminal Law

3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


A court decision made when, in the best interest of the accused and not contrary to the public interest, a person who is found guilty or pleads guilty under the Criminal Code may be discharged by the court on certain terms and conditions as set forth in a probation order, rather than having a conviction registered against her. On successful completion of the probation, the offender has the same status as someone absolutely discharged.


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.

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