Do I have to show up to a deferred hearing sentence? 10 Answers as of April 15, 2013

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Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Yes, you need to plea guilty and accept the sentencing terms.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/15/2013
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/15/2013
Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
Law Offices of Marshall Tauber | Marshall Tauber
Absolutely. You must be in court to get the good news too.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/15/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
You have to appear when summoned to do so, or you risk at least contempt of court and possibly violation of your plea bargain. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/15/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
NO. You will be sentenced in abstentia, and a warrant will be issued. When you get picked up, you will just begin your sentence. When you go to bitching about how harsh the sentence is, know that you created the drama.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/15/2013
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