After the case is disposed with a guilty verdict, how is the sentence/punishment handled while the case is being appealed?
If the sentencing is going to take place in a punishment phase to be decided by the trial judge, will the judge/prosecutor negotiate a more favorable sentence for the defendent if they agree to waive their right to appeal? (there were a few issues that the judge commented, "you can take that up on appeal" they were very important issues pertaining to venue and reasonable suspicion of the stop.
All of your questions should be answered by your trial counsel. If you were dissatisfied with his/her performance to that point or for any other reason would not be using the same attorney for an appeal then you need to engage the services of new counsel who will answer these questions.
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