Early reports indicate John Ridsdale will now have a criminal record, and probation for 3 years. John cannot possess firearms for 5 yrs, and he has to pay restitution of $1500 to the victim Liz George. He must also pay the New Hazelton police detachment $525 dollars to cover the veterinarian bill that was paid by the detachment.
Practically speaking, a suspended sentence normally means the defendant will serve a period of probation and receive a criminal record (conviction). … Normally, individuals who receive a suspended sentence are placed on a period of probation of one to two years and have to abide by certain conditions.
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