absolute discharge


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absolute discharge

after conviction for an offence that is not punished by a fixed sentence, a court may decide punishment is not required and allow the convicted person to go free of penalty.
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But chairman of Llandudno magistrates, Howie Roberts, said they imposed an absolute discharge because the situation she faced ``was probably one in a thousand.
But Sheriff Paul Arthurson fined the star pounds 1000, telling him: "It's not realistic to consider an absolute discharge You are in the public eye and have certain responsibilities you must bear in mind.
The former cabbie admitted causing death by careless driving but a judge gave him an absolute discharge as the conviction was the "real punishment".
But they gave Simmons an absolute discharge after being told the train's ornamental smoke stack restricted his view and he couldn't see the pensioner.
Leeds Crown Court yesterday upheld his conviction from Dewsbury magistrates, but gave him an absolute discharge, meaning he left court without punishment.
Matthew Richard Thompson, 25, of Keithlands Avenue, Stockton, banned from driving for 18 months, given a community order with 18 months' supervision and given an absolute discharge for drink driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
Giving the youth an absolute discharge, chairman Glyn Davies said: 'It was a trivial incident.
A JUDGE who imposed an anti-social behaviour order on a Solihull man more than two years ago has given him an absolute discharge even though he breached it for the fifth time.
They gave him an absolute discharge but ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.
Richard David Pollard, 29, of no fixed address, banned from driving for two years and given an absolute discharge for drink-driving and using a vehicle without insurance.
The court can only impose a supervi-sion or hospital order or an absolute discharge.
Wisely, Sunderland District Judge Roger Elsey let them off with an absolute discharge.