What Can I Expect from Sentencing?
Before sentencing, you will be told the range for your offense. If you are being sentenced, you have either pled guilty or no contest to an offense. Your lawyer will have explained the parameters of your sentence if you have been convicted after a jury trial. Do not expect sympathy or to be treated like you were prior to your conviction. The system changes once people are convicted and judges no longer take kindly to claims of innocence. The court now believes you committed the offense and wants you to take responsibility for your crimes.