If the offence was severe or your partner has committed criminal offences before, the sentence might be jail. It is possible that the Court will allow an offender to serve a jail sentence on weekends so they won't lose their job.
How will I know when my partner gets out of jail?
It's important to tell corrections staff, probation staff, and the National Parole Board (for a federal sentence only) if your address or telephone number changes so they can send you up-to-date information about any release hearings and release dates for your partner.
How can I be protected if my partner isn't put in jail?
There are four types of protection tools that can be used for your protection: the Emergency Protection Order, Queen's Bench Protection Order, Peace Bond and Restraining Order.