Definition of conditional discharge in English:

conditional discharge

noun

  • An order made by a criminal court whereby an offender will not be sentenced for an offence unless a further offence is committed within a stated period.

    • ‘The court may be driven to imposing either a curfew order or a conditional discharge.’
    • ‘It should cut all needless use of remand, and extend warnings, cautions and conditional discharges to minor offenders.’
    • ‘He told the Crown court that on the day magistrates imposed the conditional discharge, the defendant and one or two friends committed the burglary.’
    • ‘He handed down a six-month conditional discharge and ordered the defendant to pay £200 costs.’
    • ‘Both women were given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £40 costs.’
    • ‘Of the other cases brought by Thurrock that did go ahead, sentences included absolute or conditional discharges, a parenting order, a £200 fine and orders to pay costs.’
    • ‘He was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £20 costs.’
    • ‘He was given a conditional discharge after the court heard of the toll the affair and break-up of his marriage had taken.’
    • ‘But she received a conditional discharge after the court heard she was remorseful and suffered severe health problems.’
    • ‘The claimant has also no right to a conditional discharge while the recognised statutory requirements for detention are satisfied.’
    • ‘At the time of the offences he was on a conditional discharge imposed by magistrates in October 2002 for deception.’
    • ‘The appellant submits that the trial judge erred in not resorting to the conditional discharge provisions of the Criminal Code.’
    • ‘She had been brought before the court and given a conditional discharge, and was bound over to be of good behaviour.’
    • ‘Magistrates gave him a conditional discharge for six months but made no order to costs.’
    • ‘A woman who started a fire at her Penhill home has been put on a conditional discharge by a crown court judge.’
    • ‘Should the panel agree to grant him a conditional discharge, I would be prepared to provide psychiatric supervision for him in the community.’
    • ‘He has vowed never to sell fireworks again after being given a conditional discharge and being ordered to pay £250 costs.’
    • ‘Anything else would be incompatible with the order for a conditional discharge.’
    • ‘Her mother was given a conditional discharge and a parenting order for one year, which will give her support and teach her how to control her daughter.’
    • ‘He was given a conditional discharge at York Magistrates Court.’