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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  ...

www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/law/law/preliminary-hearing

The suspect also has the right to be assisted by counsel, since a preliminary hearing is a "critical stage" in the pretrial process. The right to counsel is provided  ...

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.

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

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

www.shouselaw.com/preliminary-hearing.html

A preliminary hearing is one of the earliest stages in California's pretrial criminal court process. It is a special proceeding, held before a judge or magistrate, ...

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.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.boulder-bar.org/bar_media_manual/procedures/7.1.html

7.1 PRELIMINARY HEARINGS. THE RIGHT TO A HEARING. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires a timely judicial determination of ...