The date and time listed on your ticket is a summons to appear for your first appearance, or "arraignment." You will be notified of your legal rights at your arraignment, and will have the opportunity to enter your plea (e.g., guilty or not guilty) before the Judge. However, before you enter your plea, you will be able to speak with a prosecutor about a possible "plea bargain." Your plea will determine next steps. If you plead guilty, the Judge will typically enter a sentence that day. If you plead not guilty, you will be scheduled to return to court for a pre-trial conference.