A criminal pre-trial conference is generally held in order for the Commonwealth to provide discovery to the defendant. In addition, plea negotiations may take place during the pre-trial conference. Generally speaking, a defendant will file a pre-trial conference report with the court on this date. Pre-trial conferences give the parties and the court an opportunity to review the progress of the case and establish a plan moving forward. Your attorney will also have the opportunity to request discovery from the prosecution. If you or a loved one has an upcoming pre-trial conference, contact the criminal defense law firm of Caselden Law.