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What are the different types of hearings?

Answer

  • Arraignment - Your Constitutional right, reading of the charges, entering a plea.
  • Trial - The examination of evidence and the decisions of the issues of law by a judge to determine guilty or innocence.

WARNING: If you fail to appear in Court as you have promised, on any misdemeanor you may be arrested and punished by 1 YEAR IN JAIL AND/OR A $1000.00 FINE, regardless of the disposition of the original charge.