If I plead guilty, what happens?
If you plead guilty it means you admit the charge and the elements to prove the charge. By pleading guilty you waive your constitutional rights and in most cases you will be sentenced immediately. Before announcing the sentence, the judge will ask if you have anything to say on your behalf. The judge will have reviewed the police report, if available. In some cases the judge will refer you to a probation officer for a pre-sentence investigation. In such a case the sentencing will be continued until the probation officer’s report is ready.

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1. What are my constitutional rights?
2. Should I talk to a lawyer before entering a plea?
3. How do I obtain a lawyer if I cannot afford one?
4. If I plead guilty, what happens?
5. What happens if I plead not guilty?
6. What alternatives are there for serving a jail sentence?
7. What must I do if I can't pay my fine today?
8. What is a suspended sentence?
9. What if I have a change of address?
10. How do I know what court to go to?
11. What is the address of District Court?