Sentencing hearing

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The stage of the youth justice court process after a finding of guilt, when the judge imposes the sentence. In less serious cases, the sentence may be imposed immediately after a finding of guilt, but in more serious cases the proceedings will be adjourned to allow for the preparation of reports and other evidence for the sentencing hearing.

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