§ 905 Capital cases; sentencing hearing required; delay; waiver
§ 905.1 Sentencing hearing jury; commencement
§ 905.2 Sentencing hearing; procedure and evidence; jury instructions
§ 905.3 Sentence of death; jury findings
§ 905.4 Aggravating circumstances
§ 905.5 Mitigating circumstances
§ 905.5.1 Intellectual disability
§ 905.6 Jury; unanimous determination
§ 905.7 Form of determination
§ 905.8 Imposition of sentence
§ 905.9 Review on appeal

Terms Used In Louisiana Codes > Code of Criminal Procedure > Title XXX > Chapter 3 - Sentencing in Capital Cases

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.