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Old 05-20-2013, 01:53 PM
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A plea agreement can be offered at any time, even in the middle of a jury trial. Hearings like that are often used to set timelines for the case, and for the judge to make sure that both sides are doing what they are required to do, such as with discovery. Judges and court systems often have their own rules about what will happen at the various hearings too.
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