Sorry, I understand now
OK, if he was convicted, but pled not guilty, he will have a full appeal. This will typically need to be filed within 30 days of sentencing so hopefully you have an attorney that is working it.]] As for sentencing, his lawyer will need to work with the caseworker to prepare a pre-sentence
report...that will be what judge will most focus on to determine the appropriate sentence.
If there is other evidence that was not presented at trial that is mitigating to his case, that information needs to be brought out in sentencing. Now, for the person who has "pled the 5th" there really is not much you can do, other than request to the state that the person be given immunity to allow their testimony...his lawyer should know how to do this and can if appropriate.
Aside from that, he should work with his lawyer to prepare the sentencing case. If the lawyer is not working with him, he may need to tell the court
to get their assistance...but 6 weeks is an eternity in criminal
law...so I suspect the attorney may be on it.
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