Range of Sentences available in Victoria
Generally speaking, the range of sentence from most lenient to most onerous is as follows:
- Absolute Discharge
- Conditional Discharge
- Curative Discharge
- Fine Order
- Suspended Sentence and Probation
- Conditional Sentence Order (a.k.a. House Arrest)
- Intermittent Jail Time (a.k.a. Weekend Jail)
- Straight Jail Time
A Discharge of any type is the best possible sentence you can receive short of a Resolution. A Discharge means that the Court has found you guilty of a criminal offence, but rather than entering a conviction against you, has chosen to show leniency and ‘discharge’ you, either conditionally or absolutely.
Why Hire Us
With centralized offices in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, we have extensive experience defending criminal charges in this jurisdiction and an excellent reputation. Rest assured we can handle most (and sometimes all) aspects of your case without you ever having to attend court at all. If you are outside of the Victoria area and cannot meet us in person, we offer a free initial consultation by telephone or video link. We can review the circumstances of your case, the process, the fee structure and what we can do to help remotely. Moreover, because we have a whole team of lawyers, we can offer a broad range of fees and flexible payment plans to meet virtually any budget. We pride ourselves on providing not only the best result possible, but exceptional customer service along the way. Contact one of our experienced Victoria-based criminal defence lawyers today and judge for yourself.