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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preliminary_hearing

Within some criminal justice systems, a preliminary hearing, preliminary examination, evidentiary hearing or probable cause hearing is a proceeding, after a ...

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

Some states conduct preliminary hearings only when a felony is charged, and other states utilize a "grand jury indictment" process in which a designated group  ...

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

Jan 10, 2017 ... The preliminary hearing is the first substantive hearing in the criminal justice process, and we have successfully represented clients in ...

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

A "prelim" tests the prosecutor's decision to bring the case. It is not a trial.

www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_related_education_network/how_courts_work/pretrial_appearances.html

The process is quite similar here, except that there is the additional step of the preliminary hearing as an additional safeguard warranted by the more serious ...

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 ...

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcrmp/rule_5.1

The magistrate judge must hold the preliminary hearing within a reasonable time, ... Comment, Preliminary Examination—Evidence and Due Process, 15 Kan.

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

Once the defendant has entered a plea of not guilty, a preliminary hearing will often be held. The prosecutor must show that enough evidence exists to charge ...

www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/criminal-defense-case/preliminary-criminal-hearing-process-proce

In any felony case, an arrest or a criminal complaint is not enough to require the defendant to stand trial for the crime. Shortly after arraignment, the court must ...