A disposition hearing is the sentencing phase of a juvenile court proceeding during which time the defendant enters treatment, training or rehabilitation, according to USLegal. This type of hearing occurs after the juven... More »

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According to Legal Match, an adult disposition hearing is when a judge in a criminal case determines the punishment for the guilty party if he is convicted in the hearing or a court. The process usually only happens in j... More »

Antic disposition means a frivolous or deliberate playfulness. It may also mean bizarre, irrational or threatening behavior closer to madness than madcap, as it does in Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." More »

When writing a letter to a judge before sentencing, the letter should be written as a business letter in professional form and should highlight the legitimate reasons why the defendant should not go to jail. A letter to ... More »

The five goals of contemporary sentencing are retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation and victim restoration, according to the Rio Hondo College Public Safety Division. Traditional sentences are jail time... More »

Petit jury service is time spent by eligible citizens determining whether a defendant in a criminal case is guilty as charged or a plaintiff in a civil action wins the case, explains the New Jersey Judiciary. Petit jurie... More »

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At a felony sentencing hearing, the judge takes input from the prosecution, the defense attorney and the defendant, says Nolo. The victim of the crime also can speak or make any views known at the sentencing hearing, and... More »