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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Following a trial, she was granted an absolute discharge.
But Judge Capstick refused to give her an absolute discharge and said assaulting a police officer was a serious matter.
Aimie Adam, 28, was given an absolute discharge at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the offence, which she previously pled guilty to.
However, Sheriff Tom McCartney ruled the matter too serious to be dealt with by way of an absolute discharge and convicted McNeill.
In law, Docherty could only be dealt with in one of three ways - a hospital order under the Mental Health Act, a supervision order or an absolute discharge.
I've accepted responsibility of my group campaign and that's why I pleaded guilty and I was pleased to get an absolute discharge.
"There will be an absolute discharge in both cases".
The GOC registration form states: 'Please provide full details of any convictions or cautions (or any Agreed Offer, Penalty Payment Agreement, or Absolute Discharge Order in Scotland) or any investigations in relation to a criminal offence.
Mark Tabor, 40, of Evans Terrace, Maesteg, pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and was given an absolute discharge. Craig Blower, 38, of Magazine Street, Maesteg, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis resin.
Both defendants received an absolute discharge and no costs were awarded against them.
However, the man responsible for jumping superstars such as Sea Pigeon and Night Nurse, who was charged under his birth name of Miles Henry Easterby, was granted an absolute discharge by the presiding judge and will therefore pay no fine and no costs.