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Pre-Trial Conferences for Not Guilty Pleas
All individuals who plead Not Guilty, are required to attend a pre-trial conference. At the pre-trial conference, you will meet with the prosecutor who may explain various sentencing options including deferred disposition and driving safety course (DSC).
You do not have to explain your side to the prosecutor if you do not want to, as you have the right to remain silent and not say anything at all. If you do choose to speak to the prosecutor, anything that you may say, may be used against you. In addition, you do not have to accept a plea bargain if one is offered, as you still have a right to a trial. If you agree to a plea bargain, be prepared to pay court cost and a special expense fee usually in the amount of the fine at the time of your pre-trial conference.
Failure to appear at the pre-trial conference may result in a failure to appear charge being filed against you and warrants for your arrest being issued.
424 South Castell Ave. - New Braunfels, TX 78130 - Ph: (830) 221-4000 - Fax: (830) 608-2109
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