The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office uses these sessions to expose people with minor paraphernalia, possession of CDS and possession of alcohol charges to the idea of going to IPSA [intervention program for substance abuse] or the County-run ACS program so that trial dates are not glutted with people signing up on the trial date. There will be no judge in court or even available if it's on a Wednesday. Attorneys can attend, and may be useful if there is any doubt about whether...