a judge modify a sentence in my favor after I’ve been convicted and sentenced?
Yes, under certain circumstances. Like rules in many
states, Rule 35 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure authorizes judges to
reduce the sentence of a defendant who provides information that leads to the
investigation or prosecution of another person. Also, a general principle is that
“the power to grant probation includes the power to modify it.” In many states,
judges can reward an offender’s good conduct by terminating probation early,
shortening the duration of probation, and even shortening a term of
incarceration that was imposed as a condition of probation.
by: Paul Bergman
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Getting a Lawyer for your Criminal Case
Steps in a Criminal Defense Case
Arraignment: Your First Court Appearance
Plea Bargains (Deals) in a Criminal Case
Legal Elements of Common Crimes
Expungement & Criminal Records
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