Q: What happens if you lose a trial in Minnesota?
A: This question is far too vague to provide an intelligent answer other than to say that the defendant ends up with a conviction.
A: Assuming a criminal trial, if the defendant "loses" a trial that would presumably mean a guilty verdict. If the judge accepts the guilty verdict, the court (judge) would then have sentencing jurisdiction over the defendant, and would schedule a sentencing hearing, among other things.
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