The person has priors and his point is at the limit where probation is not a choice.
In Lake County, if a defendant does not enter a plea at sentencing hearing, the case is typically continued to a pre-trial conference usually within 30-60 days. It is still possible for him to enter a plea at pre-trial conference, but if they do not, the case will be scheduled for a jury trial.
Defendant have a constitutional right to a jury trial and to be considered innocent until proven guilty at that trial. Prior criminal record will be taken into consideration if and when this person is convicted for the crime charged.
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It sounds like he was set for a plea and then decided not to enter a plea at that time. If someone does not plea, the other option is to take the case to trial. If he already pled and sentencing was set it could have been moved but you don't give enough info to determine whether that is the case so it is just a guess.
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How, the case was not ready for the sentencing, perhaps the deal had not been fully worked out yet.
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If it was set for sentencing then the case had to have been closed and it cannot go to a PTC.
It must have been set "report re: sentencing", at which time no plea was accepted and the matter was rolled for PTC (a hearing before trial to let the court know if the parties are ready to proceed).
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Sounds a bit off..... a sentencing is set when a plea has been entered. Did he plea to the bench or did he have a negotiated plea with the state? If I had to guess, my guess is that it wasn't actually a sentencing and he may have been set for a plea/sentencing and the lawyers couldn't get anything worked out so the case was put back on the trial schedule, with a pretrial a few weeks before trial period starts. That's just my guess from what you are saying. If he actually pled and then withdrew his plea at sentencing that may have occurred because of some issue such as just stating he was not going to go along with agreed-upon sentence, etc....however, from the sound of it, it sounds like he never actually pled.
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