TYPES OF SENTENCES

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Sentencing is the punishment that is given for committing a crime. The law requires different sentences for different crimes and the judge/magistrate must follow these limits. Examples of punishment include;

Probation which is sometimes called community supervision, gives you the opportunity to stay in the community, work, and be with your family and friends with specific conditions instead of being sentenced to jail.

Community Service Order refers to an order made by the court requiring a person found guilty of a criminal offense to perform unpaid public work within the community for the benefit of that community for a specific period of time.

A fine is a penalty that requires the convicted person to pay to the public treasure a sum of money fixed by law after an offense has been committed.

Imprisonment is to confine or physically restrict one’s personal liberty, usually in a prison as a penalty for violating the law of a given state.

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