• Is There a Difference Between Probation and Parole?

    … Yes. Many people interchangeably use probation and parole, but there are important differences between the two. 1. Probation refers to an adult offender whom the court places on community supervision, generally instead of incarceration. A jurisdiction may sentence the offender to a short jail or prison term combined with an immediate probation term. This is called a split sentence. Probation more > The post Is There a Difference Between Probation and Parole? appeared first on The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp. …

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  • Probation Violations: What Happens When You Break the Rules

    … Probation is an alternative to going to jail or prison. Instead of being incarcerated, the person remains free for the amount of time they’re sentenced to probation. Typically, probation is ordered for one to three years, but sometimes longer. Texas two types of probation: straight probation and deferred adjudication. Have you violated…

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  • Tips for Employers: How to Calculate Stat Holiday Pay in BC

    … “It was my understanding that there would be no math.” (Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, Saturday Night Live, 1976) Which holidays does the BC Employment Standards Act recognize as official stat holidays? Which employees qualify for those holidays? And for those who do, how do you calculate their stat holiday pay entitlements? This week, David Brown…

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  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    … their lot without ever receiving legal advice, while employers often terminate ‘probationary’ employees without providing any compensation, only to be surprised by a demand letter or civil action claiming wrongful dismissal. So where do these challenges come from? And how can they be remedied? Read David Brown’s latest post here to find out. The post Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada? appeared first on . …

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  • “Affluenza” Teen Being Investigated

    … “Affluenza” Teen Being Investigated Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, DWI/DUI, Probation December 16, 2015 The Case of the “Affluenza” Teen In 2013, a Texas teenager named Ethan Couch made headlines after he was involved in a fatal crash after consuming alcohol. Many people were outraged after the teenager was punished with a sentence…

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  • Violation of Probation

    … the rules. For example, the terms of probation for your case might give you a curfew of 10 o’clock. It is not illegal to be out past 10 PM, but it would be a violation of your probation. I. Charges & Report Affidavit of Violation of Probation Your probation officer will file an affidavit of violation of probation if he has probable cause…

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  • Pre-Sentence Investigations

    … Investigations were performed prior to a plea, but a Pre-Sentence Investigation is required by statute because of the sentence, the Pre-Plea Investigation Report can be converted and accepted as a Pre-Sentence Investigation Report. For DWI defendants, these types of investigations are usually done when there is a plea offer involving probation, whether it’s…

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