What is a Pre-Trial Hearing?
After the criminal case has been filed, the case will be scheduled for a pre-trial setting. At this hearing, the defense attorney usually advises the judge whether the defendant wants a trial or will plead guilty. If a trial is desired, the defense will notify the judge if a jury is required. Certain motions concerning legal issues may also be heard at this time. If your presence is required, you will be notified in advance. To keep you informed of the progress of the case, you will be notified of any court setting; however, you will not always be required to appear.

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1. How is an arrest made?
2. What happens to the accused?
3. How does my case get to your office for prosecution?
4. What does a Grand Jury Do?
5. What is a Pre-Trial Hearing?
6. What happens when the case goes to trial?
7. What happens during judgment, sentencing and appeal?
8. Why might a case not go to trial?
9. Should I talk to an Investigator or Defense Attorney about the case?
10. How are witnesses called for trial?
11. What do I do at the Trial?
12. Can I be compensated for being a witness?
13. When can I have my property back?