When an offender is sentenced
An offender is sentenced after he or she:
- has pleaded guilty to an offence or
- has been found guilty of the offence after a summary hearing in the Local Court or
- has been found guilty of the offence following a trial by judge alone or trial by jury in the District or Supreme Court.
What happens at a sentence hearing
Sentencing often takes place on a separate day to the trial or summary hearing and is conducted before the judge or magistrate.
The defence and the prosecution can make spoken and written arguments, and both sides can call evidence in support of their arguments.
Greenfield Lawyers has successfully represented many clients for sentence hearings in the Local Court, Childrens Court, District Court and Supreme Court of NSW.
Please call one of our experienced lawyers to assist. We are available for urgent court proceedings as well.