What happens after the trial?

A date is set for the sentencing. The judge may orally review the evidence in court and describe the injuries before pronouncing the sentence. You have an opportunity to make a Victim Impact Statement at the time of the sentencing. The judge determines the length of time that the offender will serve in a federal institution. Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) takes over the care and supervision of the offender. The offender may request an appeal of the sentence or of the verdict. If the appeal is granted, a judge from the Court of Appeal will hear the case. There may be a new trial.

Mennonite Central Committee Canada. (2011). Getting through the maze: A guidebook for survivors of homicide.

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