Our criminal justice system includes a number of steps that must be completed before a person can be convicted of a crime.
While conviction and sentencing often mark the end of the Court’s involvement in a criminal case, sometimes the case may be appealed.
In Arizona, every person convicted of a felony may appeal. Defendants sentenced to death automatically have an appeal filed on their behalf.
Victims of a crime are entitled, upon request, to be advised of the case status while it is on appeal and of the outcome of the appeal.