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How many status hearings can a lawyer ask for before a case goes to trial? Can a plea be entered at a status hearing?

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What comes after all the allowed status hearings?

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There is no limit to the number of status checks. The purpose is to get the state and defendant in court to determine what is happening in the case and what needs to be done before trial. Yes, if the defendant is present a plea may be entered if the court permits it. It generally will do so.

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There is no set number of status hearings that are allowed. It depends upon the judge, and most will allow a plea at a status hearing.

R. Jason de Groot, Esq.,


There is no limit. The goal is to see that each side has adequate time to do what needs to be done to ensure a fair trial. A plea can be entered at almost any hearing.

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