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Good evening. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. In a situation like this, you have two options. When you appear, you can ask the prosecutor if they have any type of diversion program that can be offered, that you can enter into, to get the case dismissed or to have the charge amended. If not, then you could ask if they would be willing to amend the charge, if you were willing to take a plea deal, instead of going to trial
. If you were to enter a plea of not guilty, the Judge would likely set the matter for trial. As such, you want to ask for an offer and/or the options you have, to get the charge amended or dismissed. If you were to just enter a plea of guilty, the case would be offer. Before doing so, you want to know what you would be getting, which is why you ask for a plea offer and can then change your plea, pursuant to it, if you want to accept it. If not, then you can enter a plea of not guilty and go to trial, making the State prove the charge against you, beyond a reasonable doubt.
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