Trump is to blame: this is what happens next

Donald Trump’s sentencing will be read in mid-July, but the process will drag on because Trump will appeal his conviction.

Donald Trump walked out of Thursday’s hearing. Justin Lane / Poole, EPA / AOP

On Thursday, Donald Trump was found guilty of all 34 charges in a New York embezzlement case. He was the first US president to be convicted in a criminal trial.

New York judge Juan Merson Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11. Trump will not be jailed until the sentence is read, and his movements will not be restricted.

Merchan ordered him to provide a probation report before the sentence is read, which means Trump must meet with a parole officer. Based on the interview, the parole officer writes a report containing a recommendation for punishment.

Trump’s sentencing comes four days before the Republican National Convention, where he will formally nominate the party’s presidential nominee on July 15.

Trump faces up to four years in prison, but that’s unlikely. For the first time, he survives without going behind bars. Experts told the AFP news agency that fines, conditional prison sentences, house arrest or community service are the most common punishments.

After the verdict was read, Trump has 30 days to appeal his conviction. Trump is almost certain to complain. The appeal could take months to process, so it is unlikely to be dealt with before the presidential election in November. Because of this delay, Trump won’t go to jail before the election even if he gets a prison sentence.

A criminal conviction does not bar Trump from running for office or being elected. However, he cannot pardon himself because of the penalty imposed in New York State. Only the president can pardon those convicted in a federal court, but in a state, only the governor can.

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Trump has been charged in federal court and in other states. The alleged conspiracy to rig the 2020 election results, won by Joe Biden, and related allegations of misappropriation of classified documents. Those cases are unlikely to go to trial before the November election, and if Trump wins the election, he could exonerate himself from federal charges. Whatever happens in the elections – he will have to answer the government’s allegations.

This is how Trump arrived at Tower on Wednesday after the trial. CNN

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