Last Updated: November 20, 2023

Can I resolve my case at the arraignment?

In misdemeanor cases, you can sometimes resolve your case at the first hearing (arraignment). Generally, however, this will mean some kind of conviction will be entered on your record. By entering a guilty plea, you are in essence doing the prosecutor’s work. More often, a better result is obtained when…

In misdemeanor cases, you can sometimes resolve your case at the first hearing (arraignment). Generally, however, this will mean some kind of conviction will be entered on your record.

By entering a guilty plea, you are in essence doing the prosecutor’s work. More often, a better result is obtained when you begin by entering a “not guilty” plea and then seek the advice and assistance of a good attorney.

Originally Published: November 20, 2023

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