Monthly Archives: September 2011

Criminal Pre-Sentence Reports

Sometimes before sentencing an offender, a pre-sentence report is ordered. The Probation officer who prepares such a report has significant responsibilities. The officer has an obligation to the court and the parties to review all of the relevant information and … Continue reading

Civil and Criminal Cases: An important difference

In Civil cases, the fight in the courts is often about money and property rights. There is a Plaintiff that makes one or more claims and a Defendant that seeks to defend against these claims. Absent a settlement, a Justice … Continue reading