What happens during judgment, sentencing and appeal?
If the defendant is found guilty, a second phase of the trial begins at which time the punishment is set within the range authorized by law. The defendant may choose whether he wants his punishment set by the judge or a jury. Many judges rely on the probation department to prepare sentencing investigation and recommendations.
Following a conviction, the defendant has a right to appeal to higher court for review on points of error in procedure or application of the law at the trial. At this stage of the process, there is generally little victim or witness involvement.

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1. How is an arrest made?
2. What happens to the accused?
3. How does my case get to your office for prosecution?
4. What does a Grand Jury Do?
5. What is a Pre-Trial Hearing?
6. What happens when the case goes to trial?
7. What happens during judgment, sentencing and appeal?
8. Why might a case not go to trial?
9. Should I talk to an Investigator or Defense Attorney about the case?
10. How are witnesses called for trial?
11. What do I do at the Trial?
12. Can I be compensated for being a witness?
13. When can I have my property back?