Definitions for "pretrial"
(law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
preceding an official trial; "pretrial publicity"; "pretrial hearings are usually for the purpose of clarifying facts and points of la"
A meeting with the prosecutor scheduled after your arraignment in which you or your attorney attempt to resolve your case before going to trial.