The following discussion comes from your week 7 readings. Outside research to address these issues is encouraged. I would suggest using the online library for additional sources of information and research. In addition, I would recommend utilizing the legal studies program guide.
After a defendant is found guilty there is the sentencing and appeal phase of the process. Most attorneys will file an appeal on behalf of the defendant if there is an appealable issue. Sometimes the judge is granted a lot of discussion in determining a defendant’s sentence. Other times, the judge’s hands are tied based on the mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
This discussion asks you to examine the sentencing and appeal phase of the criminal process.
Please thoroughly discuss each of the following: