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  • Writer's pictureJudith Gracey


Updated: Jul 29, 2019

First off...What is a Pretrial?

A pretrial, which occurs after a preliminary exam, determines whether a case will go to trial or end in a plea agreement. It is extremely important to know your rights. You have a right to counsel, the right to a bench of jury trial, the right to know your possible minimum or maximum sentence, and your rights at trial if you choose to go to trial.

What Happens Next?

At the pretrial, you must enter a plea of guilty or no contest, or if you decide to take a plea agreement, it must be put on the record. If you make a plea agreement with a judge for you to plead guilty, if the judge cannot follow the agreement for any reason, you have the right to revoke your guilty plea. Making sure that you know how you will approach a pretrial is crucial to having a smooth trial, and at The Gracey Law Firm, we can ensure your success.

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