I am hoping I am posting this in the right thread. I WAS a victim of 2 seperate felony aggrevated domestic violence charges (iilinois). Court proceedings have been going on for some time now and the state has elected to take it to Jury Trial. First though we are having a 402 conference next week. I have tried to look up this conference term in a search all over the web and cant find the term. My understanding of this conference is that the States Attorney, his attorney, and a judge will hold a conference in private chambers. They are going to try and decide if the State's Attorney is being to aggresive with her plea bargain (which is 2 years prison). The States Attorney also told me that they might work another plea bargain too?
My questions are
1) does the judge look at evidence?(pictures, medical reports, letters, and voicemails).
2) Is there a chance that the judge will want to talk to me that day?
3) Do you think it is a good idea that I be there for this conference?
4) What kind of chances do you think I have that they get this settled,or is this another waste of court time?
Thanks for any info, greatly appreciated.