Yes. If your husband's sentencing judge has retired and it becomes necessary for the court to become re-involved in your husband's case, the court administrator will assign a new judge. Address any additional questions to your husband's experienced criminal defense attorney. Good luck.
The court will assign a new judge to the case, contact the court to ask who the case is assigned to. Best of luck.
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Are you sure the sentencing judge is "retired?" He may still be working. When the Common Pleas judges get to mandatory retirement age, then can elect to take "Senior Judge" status (which most of them do), whereby they can continue working for quite a while, it is just on a much reduced schedule (only sit a couple days a month). So first, find out if his sentencing judge is not just on Senior Judge status. If he is, the case should stay with him. If he is truly retired, not practicing as a Senior Judge, then your husband's case will be administratively reassigned to a Judge who handles cases that were similar to your husbands. Since you mentioned "sentencing," that would be one of the Judges in the county who currently is assigned to criminal cases.
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