You are entitled to the Huntley hearing before trial. However, the case can go right from the hearing to trial... that is common.
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If you're not already, you should be represented by a criminal defense attorney. If you don't know a private attorney or can't afford one, contact Legal Aid immediately.
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I agree with my colleagues. You should get a criminal defense attorney ASAP. Its worth it.
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