Spruce Pine, NC asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: What does plea deadline hearing mean?

I was a victim of aggravated assault, the grand jury indicted him with two counts, one aggravated assault by strangulation the second aggravated assault with serious body injuries. I have not been going to all the hearings as I am terrified of seeing him.

I did have to testify and that was extremely hard. I don’t know all the court procedures, he went to criminal court after the grand jury indicted him and the next hearing is the listed as a plea deadline hearing.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: That is usually the deadline for Defendant to enter into an agreed upon guilty plea to a crime and an agreed Sentence. Otherwise a Trial Date is set.

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