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.