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. Example of punishment include but not limited to;
- Probation – 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 offence to perform unpaid public work within the community for the benefit of that community for a specific period of time.
- Fines – 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 – to confine or physically restrict one’s personal liberty, usually in a prison as a penalty of violating the law of given state.