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What is a curative discharge?

A curative discharge is a special type of discharge that is granted to those who have been charged with impaired driving, or driving over .08, and who are in need of curative treatment. Curative discharges are available in all provinces in Canada except for British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland. In addition to a criminal [...]

What is a curative discharge? 2018-04-13T14:23:32+00:00

What effect will a discharge have on my criminal record?

A discharge is not a criminal conviction in Canada. Rather, it is a sentencing measure that will allow an offender to avoid a criminal record after you have been found guilty of a criminal offence. However, it does not mean that it will not show up on your record at all. After being granted [...]

What effect will a discharge have on my criminal record? 2018-04-13T14:24:06+00:00

What is an absolute discharge?

An absolute discharge is a very rare type of sentence that will allow you to completely avoid a criminal conviction without having to comply with the probationary conditions that typically accompany a conditional discharge. Like a conditional discharge, an absolute discharge can only be granted after you have been accused of a criminal offence, [...]

What is an absolute discharge? 2018-04-13T14:25:25+00:00

What is a conditional discharge?

In Canada there are two types of discharges that may be available when you are found guilty of a criminal offence: Conditional Discharges and Absolute Discharges. A discharge is an extraordinary sentencing measure that will allow an accused person to avoid a criminal conviction, notwithstanding the fact that they have either pled guilty to [...]

What is a conditional discharge? 2018-04-13T14:26:39+00:00