What will happen when I appear in court on the date on my ticket?

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.

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1. I received a ticket from the Arvada Police Department (APD). Do I have to go to court?
2. My client received a ticket. How do I submit a copy of my Entry of Appearance to the prosecutor’s office?
3. What will happen when I appear in court on the date on my ticket?
4. What if I am unable to appear for the court date listed on my ticket?
5. How do I get discovery on my case?
6. Is everyone entitled to or eligible for a “plea bargain”?
7. Can the prosecutor give me legal advice about my case?
8. How do I get in contact with the prosecutor assigned to my case?