If someone is convicted of an offence and will be sentenced to a period of incarceration, it is available for the Judge to consider imposing an intermittent sentence. Frequently referred to as a “weekend sentence,” an intermittent sentence traditionally means that the offender will be incarcerated from Friday evening until Sunday evening or Monday morning and be out-of-custody for the remainder of the week. A Judge will consider granting an intermittent sentence if the offender is employed or has some other compelling reason to request an intermittent sentence. A Judge may consider imposing an intermittent sentence to be served on a different schedule throughout the week if an offender can provide proof of their work schedule. It is important to note that an intermittent sentence is only available for periods of incarceration of ninety days or less.
If you are interested in finding out more about intermittent sentences, contact Cassandra or Kristen at DeMelo Law today.