All individuals who request a Trial by Judge or a Jury Trial, are required to attend a pre-trial conference. At the pre-trial conference, you will meet with the prosecutor who may explain various sentencing options including deferred disposition and driving safety course (DSC).
You do not have to explain your side to the prosecutor if you do not want to, as you have the right to remain silent and not say anything at all. If you do choose to speak to the prosecutor, anything that you say, may be used against you. In addition, you do not have to accept a plea bargain if one is offered as you have a right to a trial.