Monthly Archives: September 2015


I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?

Caught shoplifting and now you get a letter from a lawyer demanding hundreds of dollars.  Does that mean that you’re facing criminal charges?  If you pay their demand, does it stop charges from being filed?  What about if you ignore the letter? Does that mean they will then file criminal charges or call the police? […]

What is the difference between ESS and ISS sentence? Execution suspended and Imposition suspended?

In a felony sentencing, what do the terms ESS and ISS mean?  What’s the difference? Felony sentencing overview: The first question that the sentencing judge must make is whether to grant or deny probation.  In most felony charges, there is a three-level or triad of sentences that can be imposed.  For example, many felonies carry […]