What is an Early Disposition Conference?
When the Prosecutor’s Office decides to prosecute the complaint in Superior Court, the case is scheduled for an early disposition conference (EDC). At EDC, the Prosecutor’s Office attempts to resolve the case through a plea agreement. The defendant is given his best plea offer. If the defendant rejects the plea offer, the case proceeds to grand jury. In some instances, a plea offer is not extended to the defendant at EDC and the case proceeds directly to grand jury.