394. The judge shall give every defendant on whom a statement of offence or its equivalent referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of article 393 is served an opportunity to plead guilty or not guilty. However, the defendant is entitled to a period of 30 days before entering his plea.
If the defendant pleads guilty at the time of appearance, the judge shall convict him of the offence and impose a sentence on him within the limits prescribed by law. If the defendant pleads not guilty, the judge shall set a date for the trial.