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Yes, you will need to plead guilty. Please CLICK HERE to read more on the PTI. If you agree to take the charge with the condition of the PTI, then there would be programming, mental health evaluations, and supervision for 3 years. After successful completion there would be no record or indication that this incident occured - all of this needs to be addressed with the prosecutor before your arraignment so that it can be put on the record and courted ordered at that point in time. Of course, a judge is not mandated to accept the terms of the agreement. If you need to think upon it then you would go to the arraignment plead not guilty and wait for the indictment from the prosecutor. You then have 7 days to file. But you can discuss this and work out the "plea deal" now - Of course, due to the complexity and the nature and circumstances of this crime I suggest you consult with a local attorney to assist in making certain the details are correct.
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