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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Taking the unusual course for such a serious offence of imposing an absolute discharge, Recorder Stephen Linehan QC said: "Since that time, the defendant made a determined effort to end his own life, resulting in him being hospitalised in a coma for six weeks.
He was previously sentenced to an absolute discharge and a football banning order, which is unlawful.
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".
Mr Sabino said that any sentence other than an absolute discharge could waste the last four years of study.
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.
The 26-year-old, formerly from Brighton and now living in Liverpool, was given an absolute discharge and had his costs awarded in March last year after being photographed doing 38mph in a 30mph zone in Southampton.
Kathleen Jennings, 19, wiped tears from her eyes as she was given an absolute discharge at Chester magistrates court.
In 2000, he and two police colleagues were charged with breach of the peace after a rammy at Glasgow's Horse Shoe Bar but were given an absolute discharge.
He gave ned Ethan Callachan of Edinburgh an absolute discharge after he incited others to beat up two girls while he filmed it on his mobile.