• 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…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 16 readers -
  • Probationary Periods – Are they Legal in Canada?

    … David Brown, Lawyer. Probationary periods in employment… for something seeming so simple, they still cause a lot of confusion, and employees and employers alike are frequently mistaken about the legality of probationary periods and how they apply to the non-unionized worker. Employees who are terminated during probationary periods often accept…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 22 readers -
  • “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…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 40 readers -
  • Violation of Probation

    … individuals to abscond or hide in order to avoid going to jail. This just makes the problem worse. Contacting a private attorney immediately is your best option as there are ways to minimize or eliminate the amount of time you spend in jail waiting for your final hearing. III. Discovery Discovery is typically limited in violation of probation cases. More…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 40 readers -
  • Pre-Sentence Investigations

    … Attorney Adam Militello There are two types of investigations that happen before a person is sentenced to probation or a term of incarceration longer than 6 months: 1) a Pre-Plea Investigation; and 2) a Pre-Sentence Investigation. These two investigations are essentially the same thing, but they take place at different points…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 23 readers -
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