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What is: Pretrial hearing, Motion to Pass and Pretrial? The first two are scheduled on the same date the last is a month later?

Bellevue, NE |
Filed under: Criminal defense

My niece, in Nebraska, has had court appearance after court appearance (usually exactly 1 month apart) in reference to an identity theft case (she is the defendant). I don't understand why there are so many court appearances (this started in early March 2012).

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Due to the speedy trial law, some judges schedule multiple pre-trial hearings in order to keep tabs on the case.

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Thank you, I appreciate the information.


It really is a question to ask her attorney. Normally that does not happen.

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