Probation

Probation

Probation Under sec 5(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act, the Court may sentence an accused to probation instead of a jail sentence.  The main benefit and effect of probation are that the accused person does not get a criminal record. Sentence Fixed by Law...
Mitigation After Pleading Guilty or Convicted

Mitigation After Pleading Guilty or Convicted

Following a plea of guilt from an offender or if convicted after a trial, a plea in mitigation may be made. A well-crafted plea in mitigation may result in a lighter punishment. Goals A plea in mitigation is meant to: Obtain the lightest possible punishment reasonably...