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      CCRP 873     


Art. 873.  Delay between conviction and sentence

If a defendant is convicted of a felony, at least three days shall elapse between conviction and sentence.  If a motion for a new trial, or in arrest of judgment, is filed, sentence shall not be imposed until at least twenty-four hours after the motion is overruled.  If the defendant expressly waives a delay provided for in this article or pleads guilty, sentence may be imposed immediately.

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