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What happens if I dont take a plea deal?
If the defendant refuses to enter a plea—or to even speak—then the judge will typically enter a not guilty plea on his or her behalf. Someone who persistently refuses to plead may very well end up in trial, because a plea bargain is obviously out of the question.
Do prosecutors want to go to trial?
If a defendant does not like a plea offer, that is one of the good reasons to go to trial. For example, a prosecutor could make a plea offer that would be better than an alternative sentence, but a defendant who is not guilty would not want to accept.
How can charges be dropped?
A charge can be dropped before or after a charge has been filed. You may need a charge dropped by the prosecutor, or you may need a charge dismissed by the prosecutor, though a court also can dismiss a charge if the prosecutor has made a fundamental legal error in the case.
What is it called when a judge throws out a case?
dismiss. v. the ruling by a judge that all or a portion (one or more of the causes of action) of the plaintiff’s lawsuit is terminated (thrown out) at that point without further evidence or testimony.
What shall the court do if the accused refuses to enter his plea?
(c) When the accused refuses to plead or makes a conditional plea, a plea of not guilty shall be entered for him. (d) When the accused pleads guilty but presents exculpatory evidence, his plea shall be deemed withdrawn and a plea of not guilty shall be entered for him.
What happens if the defendant does not show up for court?
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PERSON I AM SUING (the Defendant) DOES NOT SHOW UP FOR COURT? If the Defendant does now show up for the trial, the Plaintiff can ask for a default judgment against the Defendant. For the Judge to grant the default judgment, the Plaintiff still must prove to the Judge that:
What to do if a judge makes an error?
First, determine whether the error is one that can be easily remedied. Outside of open court, the ruling with which you take issue may be addressed with a motion to reconsider. If you question a ruling against you within court, you may ask the court’s permission to brief any issue before a ruling is handed down.
What to do if you question a ruling in court?
If you question a ruling against you within court, you may ask the court’s permission to brief any issue before a ruling is handed down. It’s your job to represent your client accurately; don’t be shy about due diligence on a sticky point.
What happens if the plaintiff does not respond to a court order?
If the plaintiff does not respond to the court order, then you can file a Motion to Dismiss and you may win your case.