If you're found innocent, then, of course, the consequence is very comfortable.
Students deemed “responsible” for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequence for their acts.
At this, and at all other times, my father took all decisions of consequence in the family.
late 14c., "inference, conclusion," from Old French consequence "result" (13c., Modern French conséquence), from Latin consequentia, from consequentem (nominative consequens), present participle of consequi "to follow after," from com- "with" (see com-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Sense of "importance" (c.1600) is from notion of being "pregnant with consequences."