Avoiding a conviction in a Court case depends on meeting the criteria in Section 8 of the Sentencing Act. Avoiding a conviction and getting a non-conviction is a very important issue for people who work or who have led otherwise blameless lives.
(1) In exercising its discretion whether or not to record a conviction, a court must have regard to all the circumstances of the case including-
(a) the nature of the offence; and
(b) the character and past history of the offender; and
(c) the impact of the recording of a conviction on the offender's economic or social well-being or on his or her employment prospects.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.