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The criminal justice process - Appeals and resentencing

Information about the appeals and resentencing steps of the criminal justice process.

The defendant has the right to appeal a conviction resulting from a trial, and a limited right to appeal a guilty plea. If the defendant is successful in their appeal, there is a possibility that a case may be retried, or a defendant resentenced. Though this does happen, it is not common. Our office will be in communication with victims when a case is remanded for retrial or resentencing.