Arbuckle Rights Law and Legal Definition

This refers to the right of an accused to be sentenced by the judge who took his guilty plea. All members of a court speak on behalf of the court, as if with one voice. Therefore, when a person pleads guilty before a particular judge of a court, there is no continuity of the person of the judge as to who might thereafter preside over his or her sentencing. Arbuckle rights came about after the California case of “The People v Arbuckle.”