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Here we explain who's who and what happens in a court at sentencing.
Structure of the criminal justice system in NSW.
An offender is sentenced after he or she:
Sentencing often takes place on a separate day to the trial or summary hearing and is conducted before the judge or magistrate.
The defence and the prosecution can make spoken and written arguments, and both sides can call evidence in support of their arguments.
Assists the court by providing information about applicable law and relevant sentencing statistics and