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What to expect at court

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At your arraignment hearing

  • Follow court etiquette
  • When your name is called, walk up to the judge's bench.
  • When the judge asks you a question, answer only the question asked, as directly as possible.
  • You may plead guilty, not guilty, or request a continuance.
  • Write down your next court date. 

If you plead guilty

If you plead not guilty

  • The court may hold trial that day or continue it to a later date.