Q: If you state you want to take it to trial. When is it to late to change your mind. My nephew goes to trial next month.
A: Technically a person can change his/her plea at any time before the jury returns a verdict. However, different courts may have different ways of doing things. Some courts may deem any offer from the State as revoked if not accepted before setting a case for trial. To avoid this, it may be necessary to have the Judge and State Attorney put on the record that the offer will remain open and until when. This is why it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with the local custom as well as the individual judge involved!
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