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Or before or during your trial or sentencing either. You don't talk directly to a judge without the other party (the prosecutor) present and only if the Judge seeks and initiates the discussion, as in a conference or open court. If you have questions or comments, you or your attorney (better) conveys them to the prosecutor, or makes a formal motion to amend or reconsider your sentence.
You can't just casually talk to or telephone a Judge about your case, inside or outside the courthouse. (And attempts to do so could be considered threats or stalking).
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