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Post Sentence Motion

Harrisburg, PA |
Filed under: Criminal defense

What is a Post Sentence Motion
Hearing? and is this a hearing the common court pleas level or the superior court level?

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A post sentence Motion is filed with the Court of Common Pleas and is heard by the trial judge.

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A post-sentnece motion is filed in the Court of Common Pleas and is heard by the judge who sentenced the defendant. Post-sentence motions are important because there is the possibility that the failure to raise all of your issues in the motion could result in a waiver of your right to have the Superior Court hear and decide those issues on the merits. You should contact an attorney before proceeding.

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