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Offline Jim Nunziato

Can it be appealed?
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:56:42 PM »
 Just a curious question:

If a person is found guilty of a crime in a court of law, the defendant has the appeal process available to him or her.

If a person is found guilty of a serious crime in a court of law, but receives a light or suspended sentence from a lenient judge, can the prosecutor appeal that the lenient sentence is too light for the seriousness of the crime?  Does the appeal process work only for the defendant and not for the prosecutor, or is it a two-way street?

No specifics, just in general.

I'm not even close to being a lawyer, but was just curious...

Jim
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