What Happens when you case ends and comes to some final resolution? If your case was dismissed or the jury acquitted you at trial, then the answer is simple…nothing. If your case did not go away, then there was either a resolution, meaning you entered a no contest or guilty plea, or the jury found you guilty. In either example, the next stage of your criminal case is sentencing. What does sentencing mean in the following topics?


Levels of Crime




Sentencing Topics

Diversion for Petty Theft

Penal Code Section 1170(h)

Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ)

Proposition 36 (Prop 36 Drug Cases)

Proposition 47 (Prop 47)

The Three Strikes Law

290 Sex Registration

Sex Cases and Megan’s Law

For a more information regarding sentencing, please click here: “Back Ground and Issues Regarding Sentencing.”