A pre-trial is basically a status check on negotiations or whether you want to proceed to trial. Most likely, your attorney will just obtain another date where you can appear and enter your plea. You will have to sign a admonishment of rights form as part of your deal, so you will have to appear eventually.
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If you are living in another state, your lawyer may plead you in abstentia with a written entry of plea and admonishment of rights.
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