A Conditional Release Order (CRO) without conviction is applied in instances where the Court is not inclined to impose a criminal conviction on an individual, but the offence is too serious to grant a Section 10 dismissal.
A CRO is in effect a good behaviour bond that does not involve the recording of a criminal conviction.
Much like a Section 10 dismissal, a CRO dismissal has the benefit of allowing a person to avoid a criminal conviction. Importantly, in driving cases, it will allow the person to keep their licence and will avoid the accruing of any demerit points.
The main difference between CROs and Section 10 Dismissals is that CROs will involve a good behaviour bond with some conditions attached to that bond.