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Court went OK. What is settlement conference and what is meant by plea date.
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Lawyer: Sam, Attorney at Law replied 1 year ago
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Hello

This is Samuel. A settlement conference is an effort for both sides to come to an agreement on the issues and how to best settle them.

A plea date is an opportunity for both the prosecution and defense to present information that they want the judge to take into account when deciding on the sentence.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Court I found out there were kids in vehicle, I pleaded not guilty, have settlement conference next and then in September I have plea date. Charged with hit and run. Hoping I can find way to stay out of jail. Lower fine is 300.00 up to 1000.00,fine or up to 6 months in jail.
Lawyer: Sam, Attorney at Law replied 1 year ago

Thank you. And you have a local attorney or have talked to the public defender correct?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Nope. Going to fight my own battle,
Lawyer: Sam, Attorney at Law replied 1 year ago

Ok. Well I am going to opt out and allow another expert to assist.Your deposit remains untouched. Thanks for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Bye
Lawyer: Maverick, Attorney replied 1 year ago
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If not already answered, can you please state your specific legal question so we know what type of answer you are looking for?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What must you bring to settlement conference
Lawyer: Maverick, Attorney replied 1 year ago

You must bring to the conference all documents and reports you intend to use at trial.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Explain. I never had a settlement conference before. What documents do you mean police report etc
Lawyer: Maverick, Attorney replied 1 year ago

If you are going to represent yourself then you need to know what documents you plan to introduce into evidence to defend yourself. A police report may be one such document. Witness affidavits may be another. Photographs of the scene of the accident may be yet another.

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