Suspended Sentence Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Suspended Sentence, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Suspended Sentence?

An unapplied or unenforced verdict of a court on any person convicted of crime. It can be due to the convicts’ good behaviour, or impact of other pronouncements by criminal court for the same person, or it could be conditional towards some bond or penalty which the convict fulfills while keeping out of trouble. Usually, it is also a probation period of the culprit where they are also sometimes kept under vigil while he lives his normal life.The suspension of implementation of sentences are conditional or unconditional depending on the hearing and understanding of the court considering the surrounding aspects.