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criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/preliminary-hearing.html

In some jurisdictions, or in certain kinds of cases, a "preliminary hearing" may be held ... hearing is an incredible opportunity to ensure that a trial never happens.

blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2011/06/what-to-expect-at-a-preliminary-hearing.html

Jun 16, 2011 ... If you're curious about what happens during a preliminary hearing, you've come to the right place. Also known as a "trial before the trial" or a ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/all-about-preliminary-hearings-or-prelims.html

Preliminary hearings, often referred to as "prelims," require the prosecutor to ... Preliminary hearings are held only in cases in which a defendant pleads not ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/the-difference-between-preliminary-hearing-trial.html

Preliminary hearings are conducted in front of a judge alone, without a jury. ... When this happens, a judge (not a jury) determines the defendant's guilt or ...

goldsteinmehta.com/blog/what-happens-at-the-preliminary-hearing

Jan 10, 2017 ... The preliminary hearing is the first substantive hearing in the criminal ... This article explains both what happens at a preliminary hearing and ...

www.greghillassociates.com/what-happens-and-what-s-the-purpose-of-a-preliminary-hearing.html

In every felony case, a preliminary hearing is required. The hearing's purpose is to test the sufficiency of the evidence to determine whether the case merits ...

www.justice.gov/usao/justice-101/preliminary-hearing

Once the defendant has entered a plea of not guilty, a preliminary hearing will ... within 14 days of the initial appearance if the defendant is being held in jail.

www.arjalaw.com/blog/what-exactly-is-a-preliminary-hearing

Apr 22, 2015 ... If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania the first major step in the process is called a preliminary hearing. All cases (except for ...

legaldictionary.net/preliminary-hearing

A preliminary hearing takes place during the criminal court process soon after the defendant has been criminally ... What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing.