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Final Judgment

Definition - What does Final Judgment mean?

The final judgment is the determination made by a judge in a court case. The judgment given by the court is always considered final.However, it could be appealed. Whatever a judge determines to be the ruling in a case must be followed by both parties. If either party does not follow the final judgment, they will be considered to be in contempt of court and could face jail time.

Justipedia explains Final Judgment

The final judgment is made by the judge even when there is a jury involved. Although the jury may find a person guilty they are not able to determine what sentence would be appropriate. It is the responsibility of the judge to make that decision. The decision the judge reaches is considered final within the court. It can be separately appealed but would have to be overturned to become invalid.

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