The Difference Between A Suspended Sentence, Absolute And Conditions Discharge
If you have been found guilty of a petty crime, then you may avoid sentencing in a process known as discharge. Alternatively, you may be sentenced, but the sentence may be kept for a later date (suspended sentence). A discharge is either absolute or conditional. Here is a brief overview of what these three things mean: Absolute Discharge If you get an absolute discharge, then it means that you have been found guilty, but you have not been convicted (given a sentence to serve).