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.


Repeated Injury on the Job: What's Next?

Posted by Lisa Coleman on July 25, 2013


As much as you may take pride in working and being financially independent, a time may come when you must take care of yourself and protect your emotional and physical well-being. Suffering an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience that brings many years of hardship, embarrassment, and frustration with it. It is a natural inclination for you to want to go back to work as soon as possible after being injured and resume your normal life. However, when your work-related injury only compounds the physical change that your body is experiencing, it may be time for you to consider what is in your emotional, physical, and legal best interests.