445. Effects of discharge.

A conviction of an offence for which an order is made discharging the offender1 is deemed not to be a conviction2 for any purpose other than the purposes of the proceedings in which the order is made and of any subsequent proceedings which may be taken3 against him4; but where the offender was aged 18 or over5 at the time of his conviction of the offence in question and is subsequently sentenced for the offence6, this exemption ceases to apply to that conviction7.

Except as otherwise provided, a conviction of an offence for which an order is made discharging the