3 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).
Criminal Law, 7/e$75.00 – $120.00
A disposition in which no conviction is recorded so long as the accused successfully satisfies prescribed conditions. This disposition is available only if there is no minimum penalty and the offence is not subject to life or fourteen years’ imprisonment.
Mental Health Courts
Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill$54.00 – $86.40
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.
Trauma, Trials, and Transformation
Guiding sexual assault victims through the legal system and beyond$29.95 – $47.92
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.