Sec. 2. Pre-trial agreement. – All agreements or admissions made or entered during the pre-trial conference shall be reduced in writing and signed by the accused and counsel, otherwise, they cannot be used against the accused. The agreements covering the matters referred to in section 1 of this Rule shall be approved by the court.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING PRE-TRIAL?
> The following things are considered
1. Plea bargaining
2. Stipulation of facts
3. Marking for identification of evidence of the parties
4. Waiver of objections to admissibility of evidence
5. Modification of the order of trial if the accused admits the charge but interposes a lawful defense
6. Other matters that will promote a fair and expeditious trial of the criminal and civil aspects of the case
WHAT IS THE FORM REQUIRED FOR THE PRE-TRIAL AGREEMENT?
> Any agreement or admission entered into during the pre-trial conference should be
1. In writing
2. Signed by the accused
3. Signed by counsel
> A pre-trial agreement that doesn’t follow this form cannot be used against the accused