Overcoming a Probation Violation: What's Next?

Posted by Lisa Coleman on November 08, 2013


Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony offense is likely to be sentenced to probation. When a defendant is sentenced to probation, he or she is released into the community in lieu of incarceration for all or most of their sentence. Sentencing defendants to supervised community release eliminates the costs of incarceration, reduces prison overcrowding, and allows convicted persons to maintain their employment, thus remaining productive members of society.


Sorority Hazing and Violent Crimes: Can These Lead to Criminal Charges?

Posted by Lisa Coleman on October 20, 2013


Sororities and fraternities have long been a part of the collegiate experience, but there's no doubt that many have come under fire due to their hazing rituals. These rituals are often touted as ways of developing trust and bonding experiences among "pledges," but unfortunately, these activities have sometimes crossed the line. Because of the reported cases of hazing getting out of control, those involved in Greek life on campus, both pledges and members, need to understand the potential consequences of their actions.


Car Accident Aftermath: What Does the Law Say When Death Occurs?

Posted by Lisa Coleman on September 21, 2013


Losing a loved one is one of life's greatest pains, and the situation is even worse when there are no resources available for recovery. One area where untimely death may include a legal recourse for losses is fatal accidents involving an obvious respondent who may have been negligent in providing a reasonable duty of care for the victim. Automobile accidents are common examples, as too many individuals die early on the highways.