When a jury or judge decides that a defendant is guilty.
Note: Post-Conviction means after a person has been convicted – – after a court decided a person was guilty. Post-conviction relief is when a court decides a person should not have been convicted or should not have been punished so severely.
Patterns & Sample Sentences
- was + convicted + by: “She was convicted by the jury.”
- convict + of: “He was convicted of murder.”
- convict + direct object + of: “The jury convicted her of murder.
A person who has been convicted; a person who is in prison