Is the final pretrial when you get sentenced if you are not going to trial?
2 attorney answers
If it's a misdemeanor & you're pleading guilty, it depends on the local practice. In some counties the judge will always schedule a change of plea hearing at a different time. In others, the pretrial conference can be changed into a change of plea hearing. If you have a lawyer (and you should) ask him or her. Otherwise, the court office may tell you what the local practice is.
If you are entering a guilty plea, your case will be set for a guilty plea hearing, at which the court will go over your rights and make sure you are entering the guilty plea voluntarily. Then, after the court accepts the guilty plea, the court will order a pre-sentnce investigation (PSI), after which you will be scheduled for a sentencing hearing.
I fyou are pleading to some misdemeanors, a PSI is not required, and the judge could sentence you immediately after you accept the plea agreement.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.