How does EDC work?

After the Initial Appearance, the County Attorney decides if a case should go to EDC. If the case is right for EDC, it is set for court at an EDC session. At that EDC session, the defendant is arraigned, and a plea agreement is offered by the County Attorney.

  • If the defendant accepts the plea agreement, sentencing will occur that day or an EDC session.
  • If the defendant does not accept the offered plea agreement, there are two options. More time is allowed to reach a plea agreement by the next EDC session, or the case is set for a traditional court session.

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1. What is Early Disposition Court (EDC)?
2. How does EDC work?
3. Why would a case go to EDC?
4. What’s in it for me?