2GB's Alan Jones has been spared a criminal conviction for naming a child witness in a murder trial.after today winning an appeal against his nine-month good behaviour bond and $1,000 fine. Jones broadcast the name of the child witness while reading from a Daily Telegraph article in July 2005 on his 2GB breakfast program.

A District Court judge confirmed the finding of guilt however did not record a conviction and the charge was dimissed.

Alan Jones was not in court today.

The Judge, Michael Finnane, said Jones made an honest mistake and was unlikely to do it again. He went on to say, Jones was a man of good character and the adverse effect of a conviction would have been disproportionate to the seriousness of the offence.