Penalty Phase – in a criminal trial, where the fact-finder determines the punishment for a defendant who has been found guilty

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penalty phase:
(1959)

1. The part of a criminal trial in which the fact-finder determines the punishment for a defendant who has been found guilty. — aka sentencing phase. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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