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deferred sentence

in Scotland a court can put off sentencing an offender, either for a short time to obtain reports to assist in disposal or often for a longer time on conditions, the most common being a deferred sentence for the accused to be of good behaviour or, less often, to allow repayment of sums embezzled or stolen. For England, see SUSPENDED SENTENCE.
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Recent research has shown that the use of deferred sentences, with the twin elements of final court control plus focused initiatives within the period of deferment, can substantially reduce female imprisonment, the latter being the desired aim of the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and partners on the North Wales Criminal Justice Board.
Judge Warnock replied: "There is no prospect whatsoever of a deferred sentence in this case.
The church requirement is just one of the conditions that Norman placed on Alred's deferred sentence.
CULKIN PLEADS GUILTY: Former child star Macaulay Culkin pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of possession of medication without a prescription and marijuana and was given a deferred sentence.
Teesside Magistrates have deferred sentence on Amanda Jane Riley, 22, for three months so she can prove she has given up her life of vice, crime and drugs.
A Sheriff has deferred sentence on a man who admitted committing a breach of the peace at the property where he lives in Paisley - by appearing stark naked in the common close.
Sheriff Isabella McColl deferred sentence on Hewitt until January last year for him to be of good behaviour.
Yesterday Sheriff Ray Small deferred sentence for three months for good behaviour.
Judge Richard Bray deferred sentence on Josephs for six months and told him: "I bear in mind your basis of plea that this was recklessness, not a deliberate attempt to use violence on an officer.
They will get a slap on the wrist, a deferred sentence, community service, an asbo, all of these are a joke, and don't the culprits know it.
She deferred sentence until August 7 with the proviso that he entered the programme and did not commit further offences.
Mr Recorder Hyland deferred sentence for six months and ordered Pipe complete an outstanding community punishment order for an earlier unconnected offence.