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What statutes, if any, prohibit the courts from altering

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What statutes, if any, prohibit the courts from altering punishments after they are assigned? So, for example, if I received 30 days in jail for something and, without any changes to the case, the government decided to add another 30 days or a year or 10 years or some other condition that wasn't in the original punishment.
Isn't that against the rules?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

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