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Good afternoon. You do not have to volunteer any information to the Judge or Prosecutor, unless you are asked under oath. It is the responsibility of the prosecutor to check the NCIC and/or see if you have any priors or things of that nature and if they fail to do so, this would and could be charged as a first offense. However, you do want to speak with your public defender and advise them of this, since it would be protected and confidential and they can tell you if and how this could effect the case.
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