What happens if I plead not guilty?
A not guilty plea denies the charge and none of your constitutional rights are waived unless you expressly wish to do so. The next hearing will be a pre-trial hearing where the prosecutor will be present. You and your lawyer, if you have one, are required to be present. At this hearing all motions are heard and a jury trial date is set or confirmed if already set. Information about the evidence and witnesses in the case are exchanged. You are presumed innocent and the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial.

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1. What are my constitutional rights?
2. Should I talk to a lawyer before entering a plea?
3. How do I obtain a lawyer if I cannot afford one?
4. If I plead guilty, what happens?
5. What happens if I plead not guilty?
6. What alternatives are there for serving a jail sentence?
7. What must I do if I can't pay my fine today?
8. What is a suspended sentence?
9. What if I have a change of address?
10. How do I know what court to go to?
11. What is the address of District Court?