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  1. #1
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    Nov 2007

    Default When Does A Defendant Meet The Judge For The First Time

    I know that, before a felony case goes to court, a defandant meets with one judge at the arraignment date and then maybe with another if there's a Grand Jury. And I understand that his attonerney has some meeting with the judge an DA before trial. But when does the defendant meet the judge who decides upon his conviction and sentencing for the first time?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2005
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    Default Re: When Does A Defendant Meet The Judge For The First Time

    There's no hard-and-fast time. It's even possible for a visiting judge to be present on the date of sentencing and, although you may be able to object to being sentenced by that judge, that could be the first time you meant the judge who passes sentence.

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