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Generally, once a jury delivers a verdict and a judge delivers a sentence in a criminal trial, the case is over. In a federal criminal case, if an appeal of the sentence or conviction and post-conviction efforts are unsuccessful, a person is convicted of a crime, the sentence is intact and they are generally left without recourse unless changes in the sentencing law are made that apply retroactively by an act of Congress, the Supreme Court, or the United States Sentencing Commission. Even if the laws by which you were convicted change in the time you are serving your sentence,
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