Redding, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: What is a delayed sentancing hearing?

Is that part of the normal sentancing process?

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Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams
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  • Anaheim, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sentencing hearing dates are set based on the needs of the court, the parties, and the type of case it is. Without knowing anything about the case, it's impossible to say why the hearing would have been scheduled as a delayed hearing.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info is needed to correctly answer your question.

there could be many reasons for a bench officer to delay imposing a sentence...

sometimes it is to give the defendant time to do something which will result in a lesser

sentence... ie lighter sentence.

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