Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: My PTC was continued to another date to be set for plea or trial? What does that mean?

My court docket reads PTC CONT TO 12-15-21 AT 1:30 PM TO SET FOR PLEA OR TRIAL.

If it gets set for plea does that mean I have to take a plea that day? Or will the judge set another court date for plea and sentencing?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I’n most instances once your attorney negotiates an acceptable final plea bargain you can usually waive your trial rights (in felony cases you would also waive your right to a preliminary hearing), plead guilty (or no contest) and get started on your probation or agreed to punishment. You will need to convert with your attorney as to the status of your plea negotiations to determine what happens next.

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