A less serious criminal offence with a maximum punishment of six months in jail and/or a $2000 fine. Surety A person who enters into a bond for a certain amount of money on behalf of another person. The person is responsible for the accused person appearing in court and abiding by court imposed behaviour conditions. If the accused person does not comply, the surety forfeits all or part of the bond. Suspended Sentence A punishment given to a person convicted of an offence which does not require the person to spend time in jail.
Case heard by a Judge (but no jury) in a District Court. A purely summary offence means that the offender doesn't have a right to be tried by a jury. But some summary offences are "triable indictably", which means the defendant can choose trial by jury. Summary offences are usually less serious and get less serious punishments. They may iinclude dangerous driving, breach of periodic detention, or cannabis possession.