What does it mean when the judge says the next court date is for hearings and trial
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It means the pre-trial suppression hearing(s) will be held followed by the trial.
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Any hearing on evidence will be held, followed by trial on the merits. If you don't have a lawyer already, get one now.
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It means, "Game on!"
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