A. On a convicted defendant‘s death, the court shall dismiss any pending appeal or postconviction proceeding.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-106
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
B. A convicted defendant’s death does not abate the defendant’s criminal conviction or sentence of imprisonment or any restitution, fine or assessment imposed by the sentencing court.