Intermittent sentence

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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A sentence of imprisonment that is served in intervals (usually on weekends) over a period of time. Under the Criminal Code, a judge can only impose an intermittent sentence if the term of imprisonment is ninety days or less. The offender must comply with the conditions of a probation order when not in confinement.

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