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You should immediately go into the courtroom, wait for your name to be called, and be prepared to tell the judge what you want to do with your case.
There are many different things that you may want to do with your case. What you do depends on your situation and the legal advice that you receive. You should always think carefully about what you want to do and get legal advice before you make a decision. If you don’t know what to tell the judge, duty counsel may be able to assist you by speaking to the judge for you. Because they are lawyers, duty counsel may be able to explain your situation to the judge in a manner that protects your rights.
Here are some examples of requests that may be made on a first appearance date:
Note: Pleading guilty is a serious decision. You should only do this if you have received legal advice from your lawyer or duty counsel.