Our legal team recently talked about the differences between a criminal charge and a criminal conviction in South Dakota—but what about the differences between the conviction and sentencing for a crime? While the two terms go hand-in-hand during criminal proceedings, they don’t mean exactly the same thing. Here’s what you need to know:
Essentially, conviction and sentencing are related, but they represent two different steps in the same process—and both could be avoided if you are able to build a strong defense before it’s too late.
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