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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preliminary_hearing

Within some criminal justice systems, a preliminary hearing, preliminary examination, ... Where an indictment is obtained through means other than an information, such as through grand jury proceedings or after an arrest when the defendant is ...

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Search the Definitions. all words any words phrase. preliminary hearing ... A preliminary hearing is held in the lowest local court (municipal or police court), but ...

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This means that winning at a preliminary hearing can be more difficult than winning at trial. Difficulty doesn't mean impossibility though, and a success at this  ...

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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 ...

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Preliminary Hearing. A proceeding before a judicial officer in which the officer must decide whether a crime was committed, whether the crime occurred within ...

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Preliminary hearing defined and explained. A criminal proceeding in which a judge determines whether there is enough evidence to bind the defendant for trial.

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Preliminary hearings are conducted in front of a judge alone, without a jury. Trials can also be conducted by judges alone, when the defendant waives the right ...

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Preliminary hearing. A criminal procedure that ... The court may dismiss the charges after the hearing if not supported by probable cause. wex: ... wex definitions ...

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The term “preliminary hearing” (sometimes called a probable cause hearing, ... has sufficient evidence, then a defendant is “bound over,” meaning that the court  ...