glossary

conditional discharge

A conditional discharge is a type of sentence. A conditional discharge means that the court found you guilty, but you don’t get a criminal record. Part of your sentence will include probation  for up to 3 years. Your probation will require you to follow specific conditions. If you don’t, you might get a criminal record and a tougher sentence or be charged with another criminal offence. A sentence is the punishment that the court gives you if you’re found guilty. Conditional discharges are automatically removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre computer system 3 years after the court’s decision.

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