What does 12 months suspended for 2 years mean?

What does 12 months suspended for 2 years mean?

A suspended prison sentence is the term given to a prison sentence imposed by the court, and then suspended (ie ‘delayed’). If the defendant breaches the terms of the suspended sentence, or commits another offence, they are likely to be sent to prison to serve the original prison term imposed.

What does it mean to have years suspended?

A suspended sentence is where a judge sentences a defendant to jail or prison time, but then delays imposing the sentence in order to let the defendant serve time on probation. A suspended sentence typically means that a conviction will remain on a person’s criminal record.

What is a 10 year suspended sentence mean?

Suspending a sentence essentially means the jail or prison term is stopped. The defendant will not be incarcerated right away. While sentencing laws do vary depending on which state you are in, most judges have the discretion to suspend a prison or jail sentence.

Can you go on holiday on a suspended sentence?

replied 1 year ago. Hi thank you for your message, your suspended sentence condition should mean that you just do not committ further offences during the suspension period therefore there should be no issue with you going on holiday.

How long does suspended sentence stay on your record?

The ‘buffer’ period starts from the end of the prison sentence. For example, if you received a 12 month suspended sentence in January 2014 (suspended for 2 years), the buffer period would be 4 years, starting from January 2015. The conviction would become spent in January 2019.

How long does a suspended sentence last for?

When an offender is given a custodial sentence of between 14 days and two years (or six months in the magistrates’ court), the judge or magistrates may choose to suspend the sentence for up to two years.

Does a suspended sentence go on your criminal record?

The short answer is yes, a suspended sentence does go on a criminal record. Remember that a suspended sentence is a type of criminal punishment, just like a custodial sentence.

Can a suspended sentence be spent?

After a certain period of time has passed, a suspended sentence becomes ‘spent’. If a conviction is spent, it may not appear on your criminal record (depending on the level of disclosure requested, as mentioned above) and for all practical intents and purposes, the sentence can basically be ‘ignored’.